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Baba Ijesha Sentenced To 16 Years In Imprisonment For S*xually Assaulting A Minor

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has convicted Yoruba movie actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, of s*xually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.

Baba Ijesha Sentenced To 16 Years In Imprisonment For S*xually Assaulting A Minor
Baba Ijesha

NAN reports that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in a two-hour judgement on Thursday July 14th convicted Baba Ijesha of indecent treatment of a child, s*xual assault and attempted s*xual assault

Taiwo, however, discharged and acquitted him of counts one and count six, which were s*xual assault by penetration and attempted s*xual assault by penetration.

She said the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.

Delivering judgement on the matter, Justice Taiwo sentenced the actor to 16 years imprisonment.

The offences according to the judge contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.

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Baba Ijesha was detained on April 22, 2021, after the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for allegedly s*xually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, who is a foster daughter of commediene Princess.

Described as one of the most talked about celebrity court cases ever in Nigeria, several pieces of evidence were laid before the court on how the actor s*xually assaulted the young child.

In March, Ijesha alleged that he and the minor in the viral CCTV assault video were acting a movie script from comedienne Princess.

He also claimed that he was forced in one of the viral videos by Princess to admit that he defiled the minor.

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