Director General of the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that Nigerians should not accept pleas by embattled actor, Baba Ijesha, over allegations of defilement against him.
The actor has been accused of defiling a girl when she was seven and now that she is 14.
The girl is a foster child of comedienne Princess.
In a Twitter reaction, Dabiri-Erewa said: “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.”