Iyabo Ojo Speaks On Baba Ijesha Sentence

Iyabo Ojo Speaks On Baba Ijesha Sentence

Iyabo Ojo Speaks On Baba Ijesha Sentence

Iyabo Ojo Speaks On Baba Ijesha Sentence

Iyabo Ojo, a Nollywood actress, has released a statement in response to the conviction of Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesa.

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The actor was charged with six charges of child defilement at his arraignment before the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court in Lagos. These counts included sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.

The prosecution failed to establish the defendant’s guilt of all the allegations against him beyond a reasonable doubt, according to Justice Taiwo Oluwatoyin, who gave the ruling on Thursday.

The defendant was however found guilty of four of the six counts against him and was sentenced to jail for 16 years

Iyabo Ojo Speaks On Baba Ijesha Sentence

On count two, he was jailed for three years; count three, five years; count four, three years and sentenced to five years for count five. The jail terms are to run concurrently for five years.

Ojo, who is also a sexual assault survivor, was one of the foremost voices in support of Baba Ijesa’s victim and her foster mother, Nollywood actress and comedienne, Princess.

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Reacting to the sentence via her Instagram page on Thursday, The Real Housewives of Lagos reality TV star said the judgment was a victory for victims of abuse.

She also admonished those going through abuse to “speak up”, and never remain silent.

“To all the girl child and boy child being abused, never be AFRAID to speak up and speak out. This victory is for you,” she wrote in the post.

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