How Nigerian actor Baba Ijesha allegedly molested 14-year-old minor in Lagos

Nigerian comedian cum actress Damilola Adekoya, who is popularly known as Princess, revealed she was the guardian of the 14-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her colleague.

She said this on her official Instagram handle.

In the video, the comedienne revealed how some parents had allowed their kids to stay with her after her marriage crashed so she would not be lonely.

On, April 22, it was reported that the Lagos State police command arrested the actor for allegedly raping a minor.

The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said preliminary findings revealed that the suspect allegedly began sexually assaulting the victim, 14 since she was 7-years-old.

Princess later clarified that her colleague only raped the minor twice “and not for seven years as the police claimed”.

Princess reported the incident at Sabo Police Station, Yaba, Lagos.

Narrating how Baba Ijesha “was caught in the act”, she said she had a very cordial relationship with Baba Ijesha and always came to his aid on several occasions. He was also a regular visitor at her Lagos home. They also starred in some movie productions together.

She said it was during one of his visits that “he molested one of three girls living with her”.

After seven years, “the girl opened up to Princess and her friend”.

She said she wanted to catch him red-handed and had to call him for a meeting in her house where she set up a CCTV camera, “and he was captured trying to molest the girl again.”

“I have always been paranoid I don’t trust anybody, just three or four minutes for me to go down and open the gate for my aunty …to climb up, within the space of that time, see the damage he did, it is not fair, God has said this is what will happen, anybody that is close to me will tell you, people have brought their children from outside Lagos to live with me.

“Adults who have had domestic violence issue have come to my house to live with me, not once not twice, please if am not a careful person will I be insisting for seven years, all my family said I am insisting too much, shebi you are a Christian, just pray and leave it to God, and is said it is not spiritual, now this is it,” she said.

She also berated people who are accusing her of trying to set up the actor and tarnish his image.

Princess, who does not have a biological child of her own, broke down in tears as she labelled those asking to see video evidence of Baba Ijesha assaulting the girl as wicked.

Describing the pain she feels as “too much”, Princess said people’s insensitivity hurts her more. She was particularly upset at her colleague and self-confessed rape survivor, Foluke Daramola, who endorsed a statement by actor Yomi Fabiyi asking to see the CCTV evidence.