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BREAKING: Baba Ijesha jailed 16 years

Tears of joy and sorrow were flown around today in the nollywood movie industry as nollywood actor and alleged rapist Baba Ijesha was jailed for 16 years.

The judge preceding over the case which was Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and sexual Offences Court on Thursday sentenced the actor to 16 years imprisonment.

Baba Ijesha who was charged with the offense of six counts of child defilement which comes in the form of sexual assault by penetration on a minor.

Baba Ijesha who in his court hearing pleaded not guilty was left in utmost disdain when a closed-Circuit Television video recording detailing his relationship with the victim said to be a minor was played in court.

Commanding her judgement, Justice Taiwo declared that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him, though the defendant is guilty of two of the six counts against him as proscribed by her judgements.

Witnesses testifying against him which includes actress and comedienne, Princess, alongside the 14-year-old victim, accompanied by a child expert, Mrs Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, and medical doctor, Dr Aniekan Makanjuola.

 

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