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Nigerian actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.
Baba Ijesha goes via six counts of child defilement that embrace indecent treatment of a child, $exual assault, tried $exual assault by penetration and #exual assault by penetration.
The Lagos State Directorate of Public (*16*), which proffered the charges in opposition to the actor, argued that the offences contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.
Baba Ijesha pleaded not accountable to all the counts. However, a Closed-Circuit Television video recording detailing his relationship with the sufferer acknowledged to be a minor was carried out in court docket docket.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Taiwo acknowledged that the prosecution didn’t present previous low-cost doubt that the defendant is accountable of all of the charges in opposition to him.
However, she discovered the defendant accountable of two of the six counts in opposition to him.
The defendant was arraigned on June 24, 2021. During the trial, six prosecution witnesses testified in opposition to him.
They had been actress and comedienne, Princess, the 14-year-old minor, a toddler expert, Mrs Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, and medical doctor, Dr Aniekan Makanjuola.
Others had been the Investigating Police Officer, ASP Wahab Kareem, and a policewoman, Inspector Abigail Omane.
The DPP closed its case in opposition to the defendant on December 15, 2021, whereas Baba Ijesha known as 4 witnesses and closed its defence on April 1.
The defence witnesses had been Baba Ijesha (defendant) and Mr Lawrence Ayeni, an expert in video manufacturing and CCTV arrange and maintenance.
Mr Olukayode Olugbemi, a medical psychologist and Mr Olukayode Ogunbanjo, the defendant’s pal and colleague moreover testified for the defence.
Defence counsel, Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), in adopting his final written deal with dated May 12 and filed on May 16, urged the court docket docket to dismiss the go properly with and discharge the defendant.
Awosika argued that the footage of the CCTV was illegally obtained.
He had acknowledged, “In the curiosity of justice, exhibit A which was the CCTV footage that recalled the occasion was illegally obtained.
“The exhibit was not tendered by the maker. It was tendered by Princess, the complainant.”
He argued that the recording had been tampered with notably for the rationale that defendant didn’t go to the complainant’s residence uninvited.
He further submitted that the alleged confessional assertion of the defendant failed the provision of Section 9 (3 ) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Lagos State 2021.
“The Evidence Act permits laws to information the admissibility of paperwork earlier than the court docket. ACJL has acknowledged that if a confessional assertion is for use, it should meet some sure diploma by ACJL which isn’t utilized on this case.
“We urge the court docket to discredit the confessional assertion. The defendant moved in a jiffy to take part in a brief skit that put him in bother. My Lord, my shopper was trapped.
“Concerning the age of the woman in query, Exhibits D and E usually are not saying the identical factor.
“It is our submission My Lord, that the court docket is sure to name the organic mom contained in the field to inform us her actual age or her beginning certificates or scientific proof is tendered to determine the age however none was finished.
“The prosecution agreed that the age of the minor must be established. However, it has also agreed that nothing has been done to provide the real age,” Awosika acknowledged.
The Director of DPP, Dr Babajide Martins, in his final written deal with dated May 31, nonetheless, urged the court docket docket to convict Baba Ijesha as charged.
He argued that certainly one of many defence witnesses, Mr Lawrence Ayeni, knowledgeable the court docket docket that the CCTV recording couldn’t be manipulated.
“On the problem of the CCTV recording My Lord, the primary defence witness (Ayeni) instructed this honourable court docket throughout cross-examination that it can’t be manipulated and that the content material of CCTV can’t be modified.
“Most importantly, he mentioned he can not say if the sexual assault didn’t occur. These are the testimonies from the defence witness My Lord.
“The defendant admitted to have been with the woman in each the incident that occurred seven years in the past and the one which occurred in 2021.
“He additionally admitted to have sucked her fingers throughout the cross-examination.
“On the problem of ACJL, the first laws supersedes the secondary laws.
“On the problem of a medical certificates, the defendant mentioned he didn’t have any situation with the medical physician and had by no means met him once I cross-examined him.
“As a result, he has no reason to mislead the court,” Martins acknowledged.
Martins further knowledgeable the court docket docket that the definition of a child was anybody below the age of 18 years and that the prosecution had confirmed that the lady was below the age.
The DPP acknowledged the defendant moreover admitted all through the trial that he not at all talked about that he was performing a script when he was detained by the police at Sabo and Panti.
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