Baba Ijesha Gets 16 Years Jail Term

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, was on Thursday, sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court.

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.

Prof​fer​ring the charges against the actor, the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, argued that the offences violates Sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which affirms life imprisonment for offenders.

Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty to all the counts. However, a Closed-Circuit Television video recording detailing his relationship with the victim said to be a minor was played in court.

Justice Taiwo while delivering the judgement 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 brought against him.

The defendant was arraigned on June 24, 2021. During the trial, six prosecution witnesses testified agaibst him.

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