Just In: Baba Ijesha Guilty Of S*xual Assault, Bags 16 Years Imprisonment

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, better known as Baba Ijesha has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.

Glamsquad reports that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences on Thursday, 14th July found Baba Ijesha guilty of two of the six counts against him.

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The 50-year-old faced six counts of child defilement that include indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, which proffered the charges against the actor, argued that the offences contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.

The actor pleaded not guilty to all the counts. However, a Closed-Circuit Television video recording detailing his relationship with the victim said to be a minor was played in court.

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Delivering the judgement, Justice Taiwo said that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.

Glamsquad recalls that the defendant was arraigned on 24th June 2021. During the trial, six prosecution witnesses testified against him.

They were actress and comedienne, Princess, the 14-year-old minor, a child expert, Mrs Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, and medical doctor, Dr Aniekan Makanjuola.

Others were the Investigating Police Officer, ASP Wahab Kareem, and a policewoman, Inspector Abigail Omane.

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