Just as scripture-based narratives of people and events abound, depicting serpent or snake in their stories, a convicted inmate, Olarewaju Omiyinka James alias Baba Ijesha is reported to have overpowered a snake within the Nigerian Correctional Service facility in Kirikiri recently.
Information came to town that Baba Ijesha killed a big snake with his bare hand.
According to an impeccable source, the Nollywood actor was said to have seized a big snake lurked under a generating set close to the Chief Warder’s office and killed it by slamming it to the ground.
Report reached CASEFILE that the incident occured sometime last week when Baba Ijesha was on his way to receive medical treatment at the facility’s clinic.
Within the premises, he noticed some inmates running helter-skelter, and inquired what the pandemonium was all about.
Those at the scene told him that they were seeking to kill a big snake, as they were holding sticks, iron rods and stones to kill the animal but they couldn’t move close to it.
Immediately, he made his way to the generator where the snake was hiding, shifted the generator, swiftly picked up the snake, swerved it vigorously and slammed it to the ground, causing its death.
Not a few of the inmates expressed admiration for his courage and went telling others about his feat of killing a big snake without the use of any weapon.
Recall that Baba Ijesha was sentenced to 16 years in prison by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, (now retired) of the Sexual Offences Court after she found him guilty of indecent treatment of a child and sexual assault, offences contrary to Section 135 of Lagos State Criminal Law 2015.
In effort to get a reprieve, he sought for bail pending appeal of this judgement he however lost the bid and he is still in prison.