How did Baba Ijesha fare? Victim Identity In Sexual Assault Charges And Sentence
Nigerian actor and comedian Baba Ijesha is making news online after being found guilty of sexual assault accusations.
On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offenses Court in Ikeja, Lagos State, ordered the lengthy legal dispute between Nollywood actor Baba Ijesha and his colleague for decision on July 14.
The decision was taken after the court approved the last written speeches from the witnesses and the prosecution. The alleged rape trial has dragged on for more than a year after Ijesha’s arrest and indictment in June 2021.
Since April 22, 2022, Baba Ijesha has been charged with rape in connection with the alleged abuse of Princess’ 14-year-old foster daughter.
How did Baba Ijesha fare?
Olarenwaju James, commonly known as Baba Ijesha, was found guilty of sexually abusing a kid. He is a Nigerian Nollywood actor.
The Ikeja Special Offenses Court’s Judge Oluwatoyin Taiwo found Baba Ijesha guilty of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, and indecent treatment of a child in a two-hour verdict.
But Taiwo set him free and exonerated him of counts one and six, which involved attempted and actual sexual penetration assault.
He is charged with six counts of sexually abusing a minor, attempted sexual assault by penetration, sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault.
The actor denied the accusations. On a CCTV footage produced in court, the relationship between him and the victim—who was reportedly a minor—was documented.
The judge who made the decision, Justice Taiwo, declared that the prosecution had failed to prove the defendant’s guilt on all counts beyond a reasonable doubt.
Baba Ijesha Receives Sentence After Sexual Assault Charges
Nollywood comedian and actor Baba Ijesha was found guilty of sexual assault and given a 16-year prison sentence by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offenses Court.
This suggestion was presented in front of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offenses Court in February 2022 by Adeleke Lawrence, a defense witness and expert in CCTV installation and maintenance.
Lawrence made a reference to this when Babatunde Ogala (SAN) questioned him during the Nollywood comedian’s ongoing trial. Ogala asked to resume the hearing, and four Baba Ijesha films were played as she did so.
According to the judge, there is no proof to back up claims that the troubled Nollywood star was tortured into giving a statement to the police.
What is Baba Ijesha’s victim’s name?
The 14-year-old victim in Baba Ijesha’s case is a girl who is the daughter of Princess, an actress and comedian.
Remember that Baba Ijesha had been having sex with the victim since she was seven years old and was arrested by Nigerian police in April 2021 as a result.
Princess at the Sabo Police Station reported him to the authorities on April 19, 2021. He was subsequently transferred to the State CID’s Gender Unit in Panti, Yaba, Lagos for a thorough examination.
After confessing to the crime, the suspect was seen on camera by a CCTV system at the complainant’s home
A few days later, Baba Ijesha was charged with six counts of child defilement, including sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, sexual assault by penetration, and indecently treating a child.
The defense’s theory is that the person who watched the video was not summoned as a witness and that the exhibit had been changed, making it into secondary evidence, according to the defense