February 17 fix for Baba Ijesha to open defence

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual  Offences Court yesterday fixed February 17, 2022, for a Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, to open his defence in his ongoing trial over allegations of defilement of a minor.

Justice Taiwo fixed the date following the submission of the defense counsel, Dotun Ajulo, who prayed the court for a short adjournment.

Baba Ijesha is facing a six-count charge bordering on the indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration

He had pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge and was subsequently granted bail.

During resumed proceedings, Ajulo told the court that one of the leading defence counsel, Dada Awosika  (SAN) is indisposed.

Ajulo also informed the court that yesterday’s proceedings were scheduled for “definite adoption of written addresses on no-case submission.”

He said the defence has decided to enter a defence.

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