Glamsquad reported that Baba Ijesa was sentenced to 16 years in jail by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences on Thursday, 14th July after he was found guilty of four of the six counts against him. Read here
According to the court, 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.
The Real Housewives of Lagos reality TV star, 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.
Reacting to the sentence, the mother of two noted that the judgement was a victory for victims of abuse while she 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.