Baba Ijesha Sexual Assault Trial Begins

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Embattled actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, is at the Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, in company of his colleague Yomi Fabiyi and other supporters as well as family members for the sexual assault case against him.

Baba Ijesha has been under fire since April 22, 2021 when the Lagos Police Command arrested him for allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl in care of popular comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, otherwise called Princess.

One of his counsels, Adesina Ogunlana, had said the actor was granted bail by a Magistrate but alleged officials of the Lagos Police Command demanded N500, 000 bribe to get the thespian released despite a court order.

The industrial action by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria had stalled the case but the case is set to commence as the judicial workers called of their strike last week.

Fabiyi, while speaking with reporters, said: “I am in court because I believe in the rule of law and I have right to come to the court and observe the case.

“I want to see how the court (hearing) will go because there are so many lacunas, so many things that should have been done.

“I want to see how the rule of law and justice is being served.”

The police have brought Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha to the Yaba Magistrates’ Court 1 this afternoon for trial on sexual-related offences with regard to a minor.

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