As the trial of the Nollywood actor, Olanrenwaju Omiyinka better known as Baba Ijesha continues in court, some friends and fans of the thespian have resorted to creating a GoFundMe account to help with his legal fee. The actor who was charged with indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault, which contravene sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.
The fundraiser which was organised by Oladele Matti was titled ‘Help Olanrewaju Omiyinka with Legal costs’. Oladele Matti who resides in Dublin, Ireland is a fan of the actor. While the target of the fundraiser is €50,000, they have so far raised €20 since the account was opened.
While explaining the need and reason for the opening of the GoFundMe account for Baba Ijesha, Oladele Matti wrote:
“Hi, my name is Oladele Matti and I am fundraising for Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha Legal Costs. A gesture of support/Goodwill/Solidarity to assist with the legal costs of a complicated and lengthy process that will likely offer the best chance of successfully obtaining fairness and justice. Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, is a popular actor/comedian. he was charged to court on the 24th of June, 2021 after spending over two months in police custody without bail. An act, which breached his fundamental human rights. In view of the above, we, Olarenwaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha’s friends, fans, and supporters have started this GoFundMe campaign to give a helping hand to raise funds to pay for his legal expenses. Thank you for your love and support!”
Baba Ijesha who had been in detention since April 22, 2021 was granted bail on June 24, 2021. His trial was adjourned to July 27, 2021