Baba Ijesha Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison Over Sexual Assault

Nollywood actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha has been sentenced to sixteen years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Thursday, July 14, 2022, convicted Baba Ijesha of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault and attempted sexual assault.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Taiwo said that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.

She discharged and acquitted him of counts one and count six, which were sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration.

However, she found the defendant guilty of two of the six counts against him.

Delivering judgement on the matter, Justice Taiwo sentenced the actor to 16 years imprisonment.

The offences according to the judge contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.

Baba Ijesha was detained on April 22, 2021, after the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of Princess.