A file photo of accused child molester, Baba Ijesha.Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka popularly is named Baba Ijesha has closed his defence forward of the Lagos Articulate Particular Offences Court docket after calling his final explore in his ongoing trial over allegations of sexually assaulting a minor.
Baba Ijesha became as soon as arraigned forward of the court docket by the Lagos Articulate government on a six-depend charge of shameful treatment of a kid, defilement of a kid, sexual assault by penetration, tried sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault.
He pleaded now not responsible to the charge.
On the resumed listening to of the subject on Friday, his prison legitimate, Senior Imply of Nigeria, Dada Awosika urged Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo that the fourth defence explore, Olukayode Ogunbanjo, became as soon as his client’s final explore within the subject.
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Awosika, therefore, urged the court docket to repair a date to permit occasions within the subject to undertake their last written addresses.
The explore, Ogunbanjo, who goes by the alias, ‘Pastor Jerosi’, had earlier in his testimony urged the court docket that Baba Ijesha and the minor’s foster mom, Damilola Adekoya, alias Princess, had been in a relationship.
Ogunbanjo, who became as soon as led in evidence by one of many defence counsel, Kayode Olabiran, testified that he had labored with Baba Ijesha for over 15 years within the entertainment commerce.
The explore, an actor and a comic, urged the court docket that Baba Ijesha became as soon as his buddy and a colleague.
He published that Baba Ijesha got engaging with Princess for the interval of 1 of the reveals he anchored called “Orison”.
“We had been about five these that frail to produce the level to together. On that day, while the level to became as soon as occurring, Princess called on the hotline that she desired to affix our programme.
“There became as soon as a day she called Baba Ijesha that he must aloof come over to her quandary in Iwaya. I drove the car to her home in Iwaya.
“When we got there, Ijesha prostrated to her mom and the girl acknowledged ‘use appropriate care of my daughter’.
“Baba Ijesha at that level published to me that he became as soon as relationship Princess but she became as soon as taking the relationship too some distance,” the explore acknowledged.
All over immoral-examination by the prosecution counsel, Yusuf Sule, the explore, admitted that he didn’t luxuriate in any knowledge of what transpired inside of the Princess’ home.
Sule asked, “on April 19, 2021, I will be factual to bid that you just were not at No. 13 Wellbow St., Iwaya, consequently, you produce now not know what transpired inside of Princess’s home?”
“On April 19, 2021, I didn’t know what transpired inside of the dwelling as I became as soon as in Aguda in Surulere.
“All I do know is what I if truth be told luxuriate in acknowledged. I became as soon as now not inside of the dwelling. I produce now not luxuriate in any knowledge of what took quandary within the dwelling,” Ogunbanjo replied.
Justice Taiwo adjourned the subject to June 6 for the adoption of last written addresses.