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Lagos Government closes case against Actor Baba Ijesha

The Lagos State government has closed its case against Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, who is facing trial over allegations of defilement.

This was made known by the Director, Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi. 

“The prosecution has closed its case against the defendant,” the DPP said.

Following the DPP’s statement, the defense counsel, Mr. Kayode Olabiran, announced to the court that the defendant intended to file a no-case submission.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo said: “We will take the no-case submission in the New Year; the court is rounding up.”

The case has been adjourned until Jan. 26, 2022, for the adoption of the no-case submission.

Baba Ijesha was arraigned on June 24 and is facing a six-count charge bordering on the indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.

Six prosecution witnesses testified against the defendant.

They are – actress and comedienne, Ms. Damilola Adekoya, alias Princess; the 14-year-old survivor (name withheld), a child expert, and Mrs. Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode.

Others are; a medical doctor, Dr. Aniekan Makanjuola, the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), ASP Wahab Kareem, and Omane.

Newslink: https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/national/baba-ijesha-prosecution-closes-case/

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