Abike Dabiri-Arewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has reacted to the sexual assault allegations levied against popular Nollywood actor Baba Ijesha.
Baba Ijesha was arrested some days back for molesting a minor. He reportedly confessed to his crimes.
Dabiri- Arewa, lambasted Baba Ijesha, dismissing his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime.
According to the former lawmaker at the lower chamber of the National Assembly, the case would earn him no less than 14 years imprisonment.
She tweeted on Thursday, “So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, who defied a girl, at 7 years and later at 14 years! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he wasn’t caught,” Dabiri wrote.
“I sponsored the violence against person’s law. The penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison. His plea, begging on some video I watched should not be acceptable.
“We should all do all we can to support the girl’s foster mother, Princess, to ensure this case goes to court and fully tried, and maximum sentence passed on him,” she added.
She urged Nigerians to disregard the actor’s plea for mercy, while also calling on the relevant instruments of justice to ensure that maximum sentence is passed.