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Baba Ijesha Has Been Jailed 16 Years For Sexual Assault On A Child

Baba Ijesha Has Been Jailed 16 Years For Sexual Assault On A Child

Baba Ijesha Has Been Jailed 16 Years For Sexual Assault On A Child

Baba Ijesha Has Been Jailed 16 Years For Sexual Assault On A Child

Actor Baba Ijesha Jailed 16 Years For Sexual Assault

Nollywood star Olanrewaju Omiyinka, nicknamed Baba Ijesha, was sentenced to 16 years in prison by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offenses Court on Thursday.

Sex assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and actual sexual assault by penetration are the charges that Baba Ijesha faces as a result of the investigation into his alleged desecration of minors.

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Authorities in Lagos state, who brought the allegations against the actor, alleged he had committed crimes in violation of Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, Section 135, which calls for life in prison for those found guilty of violating Sections 137-261, 202, 262, and 263.

Baba Ijesha has pled not guilty to all charges. However, a video recording of his relationship with the alleged victim, who was supposed to be a minor, was shown in court.

Baba Ijesha Has Been Jailed 16 Years For Sexual Assault On A Child

Justice Taiwo, who handed down the decision, stated that the prosecution had failed to show the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt on all counts.

Two of the six counts against the prisoner, however, were found guilty by her.

The defendant was arraigned on June 24, 2021. During the trial, six prosecution witnesses testified against him.

They were actress and comedienne, Princess, the 14-year-old minor, a child expert, Mrs Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, and medical doctor, Dr Aniekan Makanjuola.

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Others were the Investigating Police Officer, ASP Wahab Kareem, and a policewoman, Inspector Abigail Omane.

The DPP closed its case against the defendant on December 15, 2021, while Baba Ijesha called four witnesses and closed its defence on April 1.

The defence witnesses were Baba Ijesha (defendant) and Mr Lawrence Ayeni, an expert in video production and CCTV installation and maintenance.

Baba Ijesha Has Been Jailed 16 Years For Sexual Assault On A Child

Mr Olukayode Olugbemi, a clinical psychologist and Mr Olukayode Ogunbanjo, the defendant’s friend and colleague also testified for the defence.

Defence counsel, Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), in adopting his final written address dated May 12 and filed on May 16, urged the court to dismiss the suit and discharge the defendant.

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Awosika argued that the footage of the CCTV was illegally obtained.

He had said, “In the interest of justice, exhibit A which was the CCTV footage that recalled the event was illegally obtained.

“The exhibit was not tendered by the maker. It was tendered by Princess, the complainant.”

He argued that the recording had been tampered with especially since the defendant did not go to the complainant’s house uninvited.


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