Baba Ijesha Sentenced
KanyiDaily recalls that the court had sentenced Baba Ijesha to 16 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, who is the foster daughter of his female colleague, Damilola Adekoya alias Comedian Princess.
The actor was arraigned on six-count charges of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.
But the judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo said that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.
Baba Ijesha, however, discharged and acquitted of count one and count six, which were: sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.
The judge found the defendant guilty of four of the six counts against him, which were counts two, three, four, and five. She sentenced him to 16 years imprisonment.
Yomi Fabiyi Reacts To Court Judgement
Reacting on his Instagram page, the actor said his colleague was not found guilty of the count that alleged he used a car key to sexually assault a minor.
Fabiyi noted that despite his support for Baba Ijesha, he is against the abuse of children and will never support such.
He, however, called that parents of such children abused should be punished equally for parental negligence according to the law.
The actor added that Baba Ijesha has the right to appeal the judgment of the Ikeja court which sentenced him to jail over the sexual assault of a minor.
The post reads, “Baba Ijesha was not NOT found guilty of The defilement (rape) with CAR KEY as charged (1&6) for lack of evidence, which he still denied ever committing but has been found guilty of few other charges bothering on sexual assault.”
“CHILDREN ARE MEANT TO BE PROTECTED. And I will insist that PARENTAL NEGLIGENCE is equally punishable under section 30(3) Child Rights Act. It is an imprisonment for ten years!
“I’m still committed to the frontiers of HUMAN RIGHTS and that all accused are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law. I thank the JUDGE for not punishing the defendant (Baba Ijesha) before today, until verdict is reached.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Yomi Fabiyi had claimed that Baba Ijesha told him that he had a romantic affair with Princess when they were both having their separate marriage crisis.