Court Sends Baba Ijesha to Jail for Assaulting Minor

July 14, 2022
Baba Ijesha

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Popular Nigerian actor, Mr Olanrewaju Omiyinka, otherwise known as Baba Ijesha, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor and has been sent to jail.

The movie star was convicted on Thursday by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court.

He was given 16 years imprisonment after his lawyers could not convince the judge that he did not commit the offence he was accused of committing some years ago.

The sexual assault case was raised a few years ago by another showbiz star, Princess Damilola Adekoya, a comedienne and actor popularly known as Princess.

She alleged that Baba Ijesa molested her goddaughter living with her when she was about seven years old.

Years after the alleged offence was committed, Baba Ijesa reconnected with the victim and closed-circuit television (CCTV) showed moments he sexually harassed the lady, who was now in her teen.

The CCTV recording was one of the pieces of evidence tendered before the court and the judge was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the suspect committed the crime.

According to the prosecuting counsel, the actor committed what contravened Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, though he denied the charges.

He was convicted of two of the six-count charge against him.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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