The embattled Yoruba actor Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha has opened a can of worms about the relationship she shared with his accuser Damilola Adekoya known as comedian Princess.
The trial of Olanrewaju James for the alleged defilement of a 14-year-old daughter of Princess the comedienne resumed on Friday at the Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos.
Reports from the trial revealed that the actor who testified as the second defense witness claimed that the Comedienne was his lover.
He said, “We were dating, my lord. She always slept in my room. We slept together. We both touched and kissed ourselves.”
Princess is not my Benefactor
Baba Ijesha had earlier told the court that he knew Princess since his time as an On-air Personality at Radio Lagos and Lagos Television.
“She said she was my number one fan and asked me to promote her on my program. That was how we started,” Baba Ijesha narrated.
The defendant further stated that he already met with Princess’ mother, who gave him her blessing to take care of her daughter as she could be stubborn.
The 49-year-old actor narrated the alleged sexual molestation in 2014, which was said that he used a car key on Princess’ foster daughter.
He stated that the comedienne informed him that she was battling ill-health and needed some fruits which he took to her home.
“Immediately I opened the door to her house and saw her half-naked. I then told her the fruits were inside the car. A few minutes after, the young girl (Princess’s foster daughter) came to pick the fruits from the car,” he stated.
Though he admitted knowing the child since he was seven years of age but denied defiling the minor at any point in time.
Ijesha who broke down in tears during a cross-examination said, “Princess is not my benefactor. She is the one who benefitted from me.”
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the case until March 11 for the continuation of the trial.