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“God that is fighting for you is not asleep” – Yomi Fabiyi Pledges to Secure Baba Ijesha’s Release from Prison (Watch Video)

Nigerian actor Yomi Fabiyi recently took to social media to express words of encouragement and support for his fellow actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha. Baba Ijesha has been serving a 16-year prison sentence for child defilement, and he has already spent one year of his term at the Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Kirikiri, Lagos State.

He was convicted on July 14, 2022, after being found guilty of four of the six charges against him, which included indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.

Among those showing sympathy towards Baba Ijesha’s situation were Yomi Fabiyi, Bukky Black, and Lege Miami. Yomi Fabiyi, in particular, asserted that the actor was “ambushed” into committing the crime.

In a heartfelt message, Fabiyi assured Baba Ijesha that he is not alone, and he firmly believes that divine intervention will ultimately prevail in due time.

In a heartfelt post, Fabiyi assured Baba Ijesha that he is not alone and he believes that divine intervention will prevail in due time.

He wrote, ” May we NOT be AMBUSHED INTO MISFORTUNE to the extent that those who criminally organised the crime will get a pat on the bag by the law. There are too many cover-ups and extreme wickedness in your case that is still giving me sleepless nights.

Baba Ijesha, God that is fighting for you is not asleep. They wanted you sentenced to LIFE IMPRISONMENT and 16YEARS together for having sex with a child or penetration(defilement). You insisted you didn’t do it, you insisted during police investigation, you maintained the same throughout the court trial, and God saved you. You were not found guilty of that.

That they got 5 years sentence(sexual assault of a minor) is not final, and cool you are appealing. Trust me, the integrity of the judiciary is valuable to many, and they will do everything to uphold it if and when necessary.

I wish you the best as the law of every sane society opposed entrapment, child abuse, rape, sexual abuse, miscarriage of justice, oppression, human rights violations, torture, domestic violence, tampering with police investigation, parental negligence etc.


I pray that you, your children, and mine will not fall into the TRAP set by wicked and evil people of this world. A ni lugbadi aiye oh.

Yomi Fabiyi
Convener, Break The Silence Foundation(Registered Human Rights NGO Est. 2018).”