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Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16yrs in Jail over Sexual Assault of a Minor

Nollywood Indigenous actor Olanrewaju James, Popularly known as Baba Ijesha

Has been convicted by A special Offences court in Lagos

And sentenced to 16yrs in Prison

Baba Ijesha was on Thursday July 14, convicted of indecent treatment of a child,

sexual assault, and attempted sexual assault in a 2-hour judgement. 

He was however discharge and acquitted of count one and count six,

which were: sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.

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Baba Ijesha Sentenced to 16yrs in Jail over Sexual Assault of a Minor

However, 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

Meanwhile, recall that Baba Ijesha was detain on April 22, 2021,

after the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest

for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of commediene Princess.

Described as one of the most talked about celebrity court cases ever in Nigeria,

several pieces of evidence laid before the court

on how the actor sexually assaulted the young child.

In a country where all Nigerians have lost hope in the Legal and judicial System, can we say that Justice has finally prevailed?

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