The chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Arewa has added her voice in condemnation of Yoruba actor Baba Ijesha over rape allegations leveled against his person.
Dabiri-Erewa who took to her official Twitter page on Thursday, April 29, to react to the allegations attacked the accused actor, dismissing his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime.
According to Dabiri-Erewa, moves are underway to support the girl’s foster mother, Princess, to ensure this case goes to court and fully tried, and the maximum sentence passed on Baba Ijesha.
She wrote thus on Twitter; “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 the maximum sentence passed on him,” Dabiri-Erewa added.