May 23, 2024

Baba Ijesha jailed 16 years for sexually assaulting 14 years old girl


An Ikeja Special and Sexual Offences Court, on Thursday, convicted and sentenced Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka James, alias Baba Ijesha, to 16 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 14-years-old girl.

The trial judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in his judgement, found the defendant guilty of four counts out of the six counts he had been arraigned.

The six counts bordered on allegations of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.

Baba Ijesha was pronounced guilty of counts 2, 3, 4 and 5 while the prosecution could not prove the offences on counts 1 and 6.

The court found him to be guilty of indecent treatment of a child and sexual assault, which is contrary to Section 135 of Lagos State Criminal Law 2015.

The law stipulates that “Any person who unlawfully and indecently deals with a child commits a felony and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for seven (7) years.

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