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Popular Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha appeals conviction

Olanrewaju James, also known as Baba Ijesha, a Nollywood actor, has petitioned the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, to set aside his conviction by a Lagos State High Court for the sexual assault of a minor.

On July 14, 2022, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo (retd.) of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sentenced Baba Ijesha to five years in prison for the sexual assault of a minor.

Dissatisfied with the judgment, Baba Ijesha approached the appeal court to challenge his five-year jail term. Through his counsel, Kayode Olabiran, he told the appeal court on Tuesday that his client was set up and that he acted according to a script he was invited to act on by his colleague.

“The Appellant was set up. The Appellant is an actor. He acted in a script that he was invited to act by his colleague (PW1), Damilola Adekoya,” he said.

However, the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr. Babajide Martins, urged the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit and also a misconception. He urged the court to affirm the judgment of the lower court.

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