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Nollywood actor challenges five-year jail term

A popular Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, has approached the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, challenging his five years imprisonment over the sexual assault of a minor by a Lagos State High Court.

 

Recall that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo (retd.) of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, on July 14, 2022, sentenced Baba Ijesha to five years imprisonment.

But dissatisfied with the judgment, Baba Ijesha approached the appeal court to challenge his five-year jail term.

Kayode Olabiran on Tuesday, told the appeal court that his client Baba Ijesha was set up and that he acted according to a script that he was invited to act on by his colleague.

“The Appellant was set up. The Appellant is an actor. He acted in a script that he was invited to act by his colleague (PW1), Damilola Adekoya,” he said.

But the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr Babajide Martins, urged the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit and also a misconception.

He urged the court to affirm the judgment of the lower court.

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