Wednesday- 28th July, 2021: A 14-year old girl, who was allegedly defiled by popular Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha has testified against him before a Special Offences Court at Ikeja on Tuesday.
Recall that the actor is facing a six counts charge 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.
The Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, earlier notified the court that the state would be presenting the minor as its second witness.
She appealed to Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo to order members of the public and press out of the courtroom in order to protect the minor’s identity, leaving only the lawyers and court registrars.
It was learnt that the minor gave and was cross examined by the defence for over an hour.
“Sometime between 2013 and 2014, the defendant sexually abused the complainant (name withheld), then aged seven, by inserting his car keys into her vagina.
“He also placed her on his laps, touched her in a sexual manner and rubbed his penis on her body.
“On April 19, he indecently treated and sexually assaulted the complainant, now 14 years old, by sucking her fingers and touching her in a sexual manner.
“He also attempted to have sexual intercourse with the complainant by unbuckling his belt and unzipping his trousers after sexually assaulting her,” the DPP told the court.
The case was however adjourned till Aug. 11 and 12 for the continuation of trial.