The former Chairman of Ikeja Branch of Nigerian Bar Association, Adeshina Ogunlana, has described reports that embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha, denied engaging him as his solicitor as a hoax, aso Naija reports.
Recall that Baba Ijesha had through his lawyer, Kayode Olabisan, released a disclaimer on Saturday stating that he never briefed Ogunlana to be his legal representative.
“I wish to state categorically that I have never briefed the lawyer nor instructed him to act on my behalf in any way, or manner howsoever and whatsoever.
“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.
Reacting, Ogunlana said, “funny characters” were behind the disclaimer, adding that they were fighting back after a magistrate granted Baba Ijesha bail.