Popular Yoruba Nollywood Actor, Baba Ijesha Appeals Conviction

Baba Ijesha

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has pleaded with the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, to set aside his conviction by a Lagos State High Court over the sexual assault of a minor.

Naijaonpoint recalls that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo (retd.) of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, on July 14, 2022, sentenced Baba Ijesha to five years imprisonment over the sexual assault of a minor, the foster daughter of his colleague, Damilola Adekoya, popularly known as Princess.

However, dissatisfied with the court judgment, Baba Ijesha approached the appeal court to challenge his five-year jail term.

Baba Ijesha, through his counsel Kayode Olabiran, told the appeal court on Tuesday that his client was set up, and he acted according to a script written by his colleague, who invited him.

He said, “The Appellant was set up. The Appellant is an actor. He acted in a script that he was invited to act by his colleague (PW1), Damilola Adekoya.” 

However, the Director of Public Prosecution, Babajide Martins, urged the court to dismiss the appeal because it lacked merit and was based on a misconception.

Martins further urged the court to affirm the judgment of the lower court.

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