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SEXUAL ASSAULT: COURT SENTENCES BABA IJESHA TO 16 YEARS JAIL TERM

The Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court has convicted Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor and thereby sentenced him to a 16-year jail term.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo gave the judgment on Thursday following a two-hour sitting of the Court.

The jail term is to run concurrently.

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Baba Ijesha is facing six counts of child defilement that include indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.

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

However, she found the defendant guilty of two of the six counts against him.

Baba Ijesha was convicted for sexually assaulting the 14-year-old daughter of his colleague in the entertainment industry and comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, whose stage name is Princess.

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He was first arrested by the Police in April 2021 for sleeping with the victim since she was seven years old.

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