Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court today July 14, held that Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, convicted for defiling a 14-year-old, took his acting too far.
The judge stated this while sentencing Baba Ijesha to 16 years imprisonment for d€filing the 14-year-old foster daughter of comedienne, Damilola Adekoya aka Princess.
“The defendant took his acting too far. Children are frequently preyed on because of their inability to defend themselves. However, the court is not distracted. The defendant abused the position of friendship.
This case brings to the limelight various s€xual assault cases in the society despite the efforts of government and non-governmental organisations to sensitise the public on incessant cases of s€xual assault.
The is very sad. The behaviour of the defendant is appalling, as this shows the length people can go in exhibiting the animalistic urge in them,” she said
Baba Ijesha broke down in tears after the judge pronounced the judgment. The judge sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment on count two, three years on count three, five years on count four and three years on count five of the six-count charge he faced.
She, however, said that the sentencing, which must take effect from July 14, should run concurrently.