‘Sexual assault’: Court adjourns Baba Ijesha’s trial again till Sept 27


The trial of popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha at the Lagos Special Offences Court in Ikeja, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, has been suspended due to the long vacation of the judges.

It was gathered that the judges will be on vacation till the third week of September.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, at the last sitting, adjourned the matter to August 11 and 12 for the continuation of trial.

But the case has been adjourned to September 27.

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Baba Ijesha has been in the news since April 22, 2021, when Lagos Police Command arrested him for allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of Princess.

The actor was charged on six counts of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault, which contravene sections 259, 135, and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, as well as 135, 263, and 262 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

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