Nigerian Actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has continued to show his unrelenting call for justice over the case of Baba Ijesha.
In a couple of posts shared on his Instagram page today, the human right activist said the sexual molestation allegation case against his collegue, Olanrewaju James (Baba Ijesha) is a bailable offence and the Police Force should release him on bail immediately.
He quoted that the Nigerian law does not permit detention of suspects of bailable offences beyond 48 hours.
The Prosecuting Officer is mandated to under the law approach a court of competent jurisdiction immediately to argue why an extension is needed.
“Without the protection of Human Rights, Peace and Development is difficult to achieve.
“The Police or any law enforcement must never hold any person beyond 48hrs(2 working days) for all bailable offences. They either grant bail or charge to court. The court must listen to a plea for bail and the judge decides.
“If the Police has any cogent reason(s) to hold a suspect beyond the statutory two days, the prosecuting officer under the law is mandated to approach a court of competent jurisdiction immediately to argue why an extension is needed.
“Only the court can give such an order. No Police officer no matter how highly placed should unilaterally give such order. No matter the charges or accusations, never support human rights abuse, it will come back to you if you do.
“Illegal imprisonment by police is a tool of oppression and unacceptable. If it is a bailable offence, honour it, don’t set the state on fire and turn around to claim hijacked, peaceful protest for any oppressed person or persons is Human Rights. Do the right thing, stand by what is right,” he said.