Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, popular comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, known as Princess, and other supporters were spotted in court today as the trial of Baba Ijesha continues.
Baba Ijesha, a Nollywood actor with the real name Olanrewaju Omiyinka, was arraigned before the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos on charges of sexual assault, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault by penetration.
The judge, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, had granted him bail in the sum of N2 million on the 24th of June.
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.
Baba Ijesha has been in the eye of the storm since April 22, 2021, when the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of Princess.
Dada Awosika, SAN; Babatunde Ogala, SAN; and 17 other lawyers had represented Baba Ijesha in court at the last sitting.