Baba Ijesha: Court Set To Deliver Final Judgment At Last
Baba Ijesha: Court Set To Deliver Final Judgment At Last

Baba Ijesha: Court Set To Deliver Final Judgment At Last

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offenses Court, Ikeja Lagos State, has fixed tomorrow, July 14 to deliver judgment on the protracted legal battle between Nollywood actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka popular Baba Ijesha, and his colleague, comedienne, Damilola Adekoya alias Princess.

Arriving at the decision after the court adopted the final written addresses of the prosecution and witnesses, it will be recalled that Baba Ijesha has been entangled in a rape case for allegedly assaulting Princess’ 14-year-old foster daughter, sexually.

The case has lasted over 12 months since Baba Ijesha’s arrest on April 22, 2021, and arraignment on June 24, 2021.

Note that Baba Ijesha is being charged with six counts bordering on the defilement of a minor.

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For specificity, Baba Ijesha is being tried on a six-count charge which include that of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault, which contravene sections 259, 135, and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, as well as 135, 263, and 262 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

On May 5, 2021, the prosecution counsel presented a CCTV camera before the court, kissing and caressing sensitive parts of the body of the 14-year-old girl whom he allegedly raped.

During the last court proceedings, the defence counsel, Dada Awosika, prayed the court to adopt the last written address as he referred to Exhibit ‘A’, the CCTV recording of the event of 19th April 2021.

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According to the defence counsel, the notion of the defence is that the person who saw the footage was not called as a witness and that the Exhibit had been tampered with, making it a piece of secondary evidence; he also added that it was not in its original form.

Also note that it was the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who brought the allegations against Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha had, however, employed the services of two senior advocates of Nigeria – Dada Awosika and Babatunde Ogala, and other lawyers, to defend him.

 

 

 

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