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Baba Ijesha Receives A 16-Year Prison Sentence For Sexually Assaulting A Minor

Disgraced A Lagos court has sentenced Nollywood star Olanrewaju James, also known as Baba Ijesha, to 16 years in prison.

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court delivered the verdict.

The Lagos State Police Command detained Baba Ijesha on April 22, 2021, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old child under the care of comedienne Princess.

He was found guilty of four out of six charges; two of those charges carry a five-year sentence, and the other two have a three-year sentence. However, Justice Taiwo cleared him of counts one and six—sexual penetration and attempted sexual penetration—and dismissed him.

He entered a not guilty plea for each charge.

Baba Ijesha's 16-year prison sentence will run concurrently, therefore the actor will serve five of those years in prison.


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