Adeshina Ogunlana, The former Chairman of Ikeja Branch of Nigerian Bar Association, Adeshina Ogunlana has reacted after the embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha allegedly disowned him as his Lawyer.
Baba Ijesha in a disclaimer notice obtained by DAILY GIST on Saturday had stated that he didn’t hire or appoint Ogunlana as his legal counsel.
“He (Ogunlana) is not my lawyer, and whatever you heard or hear from him concerning my lawyers, the police or court case, does not represent the true position.
“He has been acting without my knowledge or consent,” he had said.
However reacting on Sunday, Ogunlana said “funny characters” were behind the disclaimer, adding that they were fighting back after a magistrate garnted Baba Ijesha bail
He said, “Take my laughter as my initial response to the news that James Olanrewaju issued a press statement that I am not his lawyer. These people don’t know me. God assisted us to grant him bail through the magistrate.
“Baba Ijesha can say that you are a thunderbolt. You are too much for me. But he can never disown me. He didn’t, he will not. He can never say that he does know, brief me.
“I am telling you very confidently that all what you are seeing is a ruse. It is a shenanigan. It is all selfish interest both in th police that are trying to fight back.
“I take this as rumour peddled by funny characters. Nobody should panic and worry. Dismiss it.
It cannot happen that Baba Ijesha will deny me.”
Baba Ijesha accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl was granted bail by a magistrate on health ground, DAILY GIST had reported. He however still remain in police custody days after owing to many controversies among his lawyers.