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Baba Ijesha appeals conviction

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A Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James (well known as Baba Ijesha) has asked the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, to set aside his conviction by a Lagos State High Court over the sexual assault of a minor.

On 14th July 2022, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo (rtd.) of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, sentenced Baba Ijesha to five years imprisonment over the sexual assault of a minor.

But dissatisfied with the judgement, Baba Ijesha approached the appeal court to challenge his five-year jail term.

Baba Ijesha through his counsel Kayode Olabiran on Tuesday, told the appeal court that his client was set up and that he acted according to a script that he was invited to act on by his colleague.

“The Appellant was set up. The Appellant is an actor. He acted in a script that he was invited to act by his colleague (PW1), Damilola Adekoya,” he said.

But the Director of Public Prosecution, Dr. Babajide Martins, urged the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit and also a misconception.

He urged the court to affirm the judgment of the lower court.

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