Baba Ijesha undergoes emergency medical evaluation
The embattled Yoruba comic actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka better known as Baba Ijesha, has undergone an emergency medical evaluation at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.
His colleague and close friend, Yomi Fabiyi, made this public when he shared two short clips on Instagram on Sunday.
Mr Fabiyi captioned the video, “Everyone has a right to life” and prayed for the ” healing hand of God” on his colleague.
In the video, Baba Ijesha who was shirtless could be seen being examined by a man believed to be a doctor.
“He is going for some test and that will determine other things,” Fabiyi said.
In the second video posted by Fabiyi, Baba Ijesha could also be heard making some health complaints to a medical practitioner.
He complained of pains owing to alleged jungle justice meted out on him by Nigerian comedienne, Princess, after he was allegedly caught in the act.
The actor is being accused of a raping a minor (when she was 7-year-old) who was kept in her care.
He is under investigation by the Lagos State police command on allegations of rape and has been in police detention since April 22 for the alleged offence.
He said he stooled and coughed blood for five days while he was in detention.
“They used boot to hit me here (he pointed to his stomach area) then here particularly (pointed to his head) they hit me several times and it is always aching me like, I won’t be able to control myself, it will just come like a sharp pain, and draw my eyes,” he said.
“I feel weak everytime. Five days after I arrived the cell, I became very sick.I was rushed to a hospital,” he said.
Back in May, Baba Ijesha’s ex-lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana, raised an alarm over his then client’s deteriorating health condition.
He said the actor was traumatised and walked with difficulties in police detention.
Mr Ogunlana, a former chair of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja branch, said this in a letter addressed to the Lagos Commissioner of Police seeking Baba Ijesha’s bail on May 16.