A Special Offences Court sitting at Ikeja, Lagos state, on Thursday, July 14, 2022, convicted and sentenced actor Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, and attempted sexual assaulting his foster daughter.
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Baba Ilesha who have been in court since April 22, 2022, was arraigned before the the Ikeja special offenses court by the Lagos State government, on a six-count charge of indecent treatment of a child, defilement of a child, sexual assault by penetration, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault, which he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo delivering his judgment, found the actor to be guilty of s!xually assaulting the 14-year-old foster daughter of his comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, aka Princess. The case has lasted over 12 months since Baba Ijesha’s arrest on April 22, 2021, and arraignment on June 24, 2021.
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He was however discharged and acquitted of count one and count six, which were: sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.