Nollywood actor Saheed Balogun has opened on allegedly supporting rape and sponsoring the release of his embattled colleague Baba Ijesha from the police custody following his arrest for molesting a minor.
Saheed Balogun was been alleged to be among those working on releasing their embattled colleague Baba Ijesha over an ongoing rape and sexual molestation case involving a 14-year-old child.
Yesterday, we reported that a senior officer of the Lagos State Police Command had ordered that the suspect be released because there is no defilement case against him, and the court cannot sit due to the ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.
The police statement added the CCTV footage only showed Baba Ijesha touching the victim’s body and never showed him having sexual intercourse with the girl, who also confirmed it.
With several controversies trailing the case, an Instagram blogger Gistlovers has alleged that Saheed Balogun is among Nollywood stars sponsoring the release of Baba Ijesha from police custody.
According to the blogger, who disclosed the case is still under investigation, a huge amount of money has been paid for the release of Baba Ijesha.
The blogger wrote: This is one of those working underground for baba ijesha release,I am investigating the case and I think money has exchange hands,but still we demand justice, everyone who has a thing or two about the case will be dragged, I come in peace.
Reacting to the claims, Nigerians took to the comment section to rain curses on the actor and pray that he never know peace.
See some reactions below:
Reacting to the news making the rounds on social media, the actor in a video shared on his Instagram page refuted the claims saying he has never been in touch with Baba Ijesha since the incident.
He added he is totally against child rape or abuse as such claims on sponsoring the release of Baba Ijesha is an attempt to smear his reputation.
According to Saheed Balogun, he has been silent on the case to allow the law to have its due course.