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Actor Yomi Fabiyi’s Ongoing Support for Baba Ijesha

Despite the swirling controversy and ongoing legal battles surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against a minor, actor Yomi Fabiyi remains unwavering in his support for his embattled colleague, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha. Here’s a detailed examination of the case and Fabiyi’s recent statements:

In July 2022, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court handed down a significant verdict, sentencing Baba Ijesha to 16 years imprisonment. The conviction was based on four of the six-count charges, including indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.

However, Fabiyi has recently spoken out, asserting that there is insufficient evidence to conclusively prove that Baba Ijesha engaged in sexual activity with the girl. He cited this perceived lack of evidence as the reason why the judge did not impose a life sentence on Baba Ijesha.

In a recent interview on Lagelu FM, Ibadan, Oyo State, Fabiyi reiterated his stance, emphasizing that Baba Ijesha’s appeal process is still underway in court. He highlighted that Baba Ijesha had been invited by popular comedienne Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, to participate in a skit.

Fabiyi’s remarks in Yoruba shed light on the ongoing legal intricacies: “Baba Ijesha’s appeal process is still ongoing in court. There was no evidence that he slept with the girl; that was why the judge didn’t sentence him to life imprisonment.”

He further delved into the legal complexities, particularly concerning the alleged involvement of another individual. Fabiyi questioned why this individual, allegedly involved in sexual relations with the girl, was walking free while Baba Ijesha remained imprisoned. He emphasized that the Appeal Court is scrutinizing this aspect of the case closely.

Fabiyi’s allegations extended to a claim that a man accused by the victim of sexual relations confessed to the accusations and was subsequently arrested. He expressed confusion and concern over why this individual was released while Baba Ijesha continued to face legal repercussions.

Additionally, Fabiyi contested the victim’s age, implying that she was not a minor, thus raising further questions about the nature of the allegations and the legal proceedings.

In conclusion, Fabiyi’s steadfast support for Baba Ijesha amidst the ongoing legal saga underscores the complexity and controversy surrounding the case. As the legal process continues to unfold, questions persist regarding the evidence, the involvement of other parties, and the ultimate resolution of the allegations against Baba Ijesha.

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