Guilty! Court Sentences Baba Ijesha To 16 Years In Prison

Guilty! Court Sentences Baba Ijesha To 16 Years In Prison

Nollywood Comic actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha, has sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court.

Baba Ijesha, who was sentenced on Thursday, was charged on six counts of child defilement, including indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, which proffered the charges against Baba Ijesha, 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.

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

Delivering the judgement, Justice Taiwo said that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.

She however found the defendant guilty of two of the six counts against him.

The defendant was arraigned on June 24, 2021, with two prosecution witnesses testifying against him.

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