Embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James better known as Baba Ijesha has cried out for help with claims that he is suffering from a ‘deadly ailment’ in prison.
Baba Ijesha who was convicted of rape in July, claims that he doesn’t sleep or eat well anymore due to his deteriorated health.
He begged Nigerians to save his life as he was suffering for a crime he is innocent of. He also called on God to judge comedian, Princess who accused him of defiling her adopted daughter.
“I am battling a very serious and deadly ailment here in prison which is deteriorating my health. Please I need help. I don’t sleep or eat well anymore. I don’t want to die here. I am suffering for what I know nothing about. The Almighty God will judge Princess for lying against me that I used to deflower her daughter”, he cried out.
This is coming days after the embattled actor had asked an Ikeja Domestic and Sexual Violence Court to grant him post-conviction bail pending a hearing and determination of his appeal before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.
But the trial judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, on Wednesday rejected the bail application on the ground that he did not meet the exceptional circumstances and criteria necessary to warrant the bail.
She noted that the applicant must show special and exceptional circumstances because the jail term given to him was five years which would run concurrently.
On July 14, the court convicted and sentenced Baba Ijesha to five years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
The charges against Baba Ijesha: He was convicted of four out of a six-count charge brought against him by the Lagos State Government.
The jailed actor was convicted of child defilement, indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and attempted sexual assault by penetration.