Minor sexual assault: Baba Ijesha bags 16 years jail term

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Popular Yoruba actor, James Olanrewaju alias Baba ijesha has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by the Lagos state sexual offenses court sitting in Ikeja presided over by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

He was found guilty of indecent treatment and sexual assault of a minor which occurred between 2013-2014.

The court, after listening to a plea for leniency by the defence counsel, Kayode Olabiran, ordered that the sentencing run concurrently for five years with effect from Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Below are how the 16 years were arrived at;

On count 2 – he was sentenced to 5 years; on Count 3, he was sentenced to 3 years; on

Count 4, he was sentenced to 5 years and on Count 5, he was sentenced to 3 years.

The court found that the prosecution successfully proved Counts 2 and 3, that he indecently placed the then seven-year-old child on his lap and rubbed his private part on her body.

He was also found guilty of Counts 4 and 5, where he was accused of again indecently touching the victim and sexually assaulting her seven years later at her home by rubbing her body and sucking her fingers.

The minor is a foster child of comedienne, Damilola Adekoya aka princess. But justice Taiwo found him not guilty of Count 1 which deals with allegedly sexually assaulting the minor by penetration with his car key seven years ago.

The court also found him not guilty of Count 6, where he was accused of attempted sexual assault by penetration during another encounter with the minor in April 2021.

 

 

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