Comedienne, Damilola Adekola, whose stage name is known as Princess, on Monday, recounted how she met embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos. 

 

According to Princess, she met Baba Ijesha in 2008 at a social function and the two decided to start making comedy skits together.

The comedienne also alleged that Ijesha wooed her in the process of their work relationship but she declined his proposal, the Punch reports. 

 

According to the newspaper, Princess said she got close to the actor afterwards, especially after her marriage crashed around 2013.

 

The comedienne further claimed she invested in Baba Ijesha’s education and the actor visited her at home thereafter.

 

Baba Ijesha, actress Iyabo Ojo, amongst others were present in court as Princess further narrated the alleged child molestation case against the actor.

 

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo is currently hearing from the defendant and the prosecutor.

 

Baba Ijesha had yet to speak as of the time of filing this report. He was represented by Babatunde Ogala, SAN, amongst others while the prosecutor, the Lagos State Government, was represented by Olayinka Adeyemi.

 

The actor was granted bail by the Lagos court on June 24, 2021.

 

The actor, who is being prosecuted by Justice Taiwo over charges bordering on rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor, was granted bail on the ground that it was his fundamental human rights.

 

The actor was charged on six counts of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault, which contravene sections 259, 135, and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, as well as 135, 263, and 262 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

 

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

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