Another young lady accuses Baba Ijesha of defilement – Police

Baba Ijesha

Another young woman has accused Olarenwaju Omiyinka, commonly known as Baba Ijesha, of defiling her when she was 12 years old.

The Nigerian Police Force’s SP Wahab Kareem informed an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Friday that Baba Ijesha is facing another accusation of child defilement.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the fifth prosecution witness in Baba Ijesha’s trial for child defilement was a police officer posted to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Yaba, Lagos.

Mr Yusuf Sule, the state’s counsel, led the police officer in evidence, saying, “During our inquiry, another girl (name withheld) came forward and alleged the defendant abused her when she was 12 years old. We interviewed her and the defendant behind the counter, and he vehemently denied the allegation.

“The girl said the incident occurred at Agah area of Ikorodu, and we told a representative of the defendant to follow us to the house, we met the landlord. However, the landlord showed us an apartment and said, `This is where Baba Ijesha used to stay’. Meanwhile, the defendant had denied living in that area.”

Following the testimony, the statement of James’ former landlord, Alhaji Jameel, and his statement at the SCID was admitted into evidence.

During proceedings, a video recording of James at the SCID admitting to sexually assaulting the foster daughter comedienne Damilola Adekoya alias Princess was played.

“I harassed her, I touched her hand and I licked her hand,” the defendant said in the clip.

Earlier, Kareem testified that he was asked to take over the investigation of the case from a team due to complaints from Adekoya.