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JUST IN: Baba Ijesha Convicted For Sexual Assault, Sentenced To 16 Years Imprisonment

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has convicted the embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.

On Tuesday, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the judge presiding over the case, convicted Baba Ijesha of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, and attempted sexual assault in a two-hour judgment.

However, the court discharged and acquitted him of count one and count six, which were: sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.

Baba Ijesha was arraigned on June 24, 2021. During the trial, six prosecution witnesses testified against him.

The witnesses are Princess, the 14-year-old minor, Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, a child expert; Aniekan Makanjuola, a medical doctor; Wahab Kareem, the investigating police officer; and Abigail Omane, a policewoman.

He’s facing a six-count charge of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.

The charges were proffered against him by the Lagos state directorate of public prosecutions (DPP).

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Baba Ijesha in court

On Thursday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in a two-hour judgement, convicted Baba Ijesha of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and attempted sexual assault

Taiwo, however, discharged and acquitted him of count one and count six, which were: sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.

Taiwo, alias Baba Ijesha therefore, sentenced him to 16 years imprisonment, adding that the jail term will run concurrently.

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