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Baba Ijesha Given 16 Years imprisonment for Sexual Assault

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Thursday sentenced a Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, to 16 years imprisonment. the actor 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.

Baba Ijesha to Serve 16 Years Imprisonment Sentence

The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, which proffered the charges against 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 guilty to all the counts. However, a Closed-Circuit Television (CCT) video recording detailing his relationship with the victim. The video was played in court and all the charges against him were seen to be true.

Baba Ijesha Give 16 Years Imprisonment For Sexual Assault

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 also found the defendant guilty of two of the six counts against him.

The defence witnesses were Baba Ijesha (defendant) and Mr Lawrence Ayeni, an expert in video production and CCTV installation and maintenance. Even they the defendant claimed the footage was illegal obtained the judge thinks otherwise. he was given 16 years imprisonment sentence.

After the footage was played Baba Ijesha admitted to some of the acts as he admitted to have sucked her fingers

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