Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has been convicted and sent to jail for sexually assaulting the 14-year-old foster daughter of popular Nigerian comedienne and actor, Princess whose real name is Damilola Adekoya. The judgement was delivered today by an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
Baba Ijesha was convicted today, Thursday, July 14, 2022, of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, and attempted sexual assault in a 2-hour judgement.
You would recall that Princess called the police on Baba Ijesha last year in April after the former caught him on CCTV camera sexually assaulting her foster child. It alleged that the theatre practitioner has been sleeping with the said girl since she was seven. He was, however, discharged and acquitted of counts one and six, which were sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo who held that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Baba Ijesha is guilty of all the charges against him, sentenced him to 16 years imprisonment adding that the jail term will run concurrently.