Alleged Defilement: Lagos State closes case against actor Baba Ijesha

The Lagos State government has closed its case against Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, better known as Baba Ijesha, who is facing trial over allegations of defilement of a minor.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, the Lagos State Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), made this known on Wednesday after the cross-examination of the sixth prosecution witness by the defence.

Following the DPP’s statement, the defence counsel, Mr Kayode Olabiran, announced to the court that the defendant intended to file a no-case submission.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo said, “We will take the no-case submission in the New Year; the court is rounding up.”


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Earlier, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo said Baba Ijesha’s confessional statement to the police was admissible in evidence. She ruled that there was no evidence before the court, which proved that the embattled Nollywood actor was t*rtured into making the statement to the police.

“Sitting on the floor does not vitiate the confessional statement. The statement is found to be relevant and admissible,” the judge said.

See reactions the post generated among internet users below;

ayoakinsehinwa: This does not mean that the case has been dropped oo! Simply means prosecution has concluded its own part of the trial for the defence to commence!!

official_samvail: I don’t like when I read and still don’t understand? Them don free am or them carry am over to next year?

oliviasdesire: You people should read naaaaa! Or let a lawyer explain to you. Closing a case means one side is done leading evidence so the other side may proceed with their own evidence.

ha_lee.ma_: Omooooo hmm karma exists sha

kingy_rossy: I am appalled by the level of ignorance displayed here… If you are not brilliant enough, at least watch thought provoking movies. Dull heads with smartphones.

oromiyanolajide: I think..Baba Ijesha has a very good Lawyer. Madam Princess and the rest made a big mistake. They are not smart enough. Baba Ijesha team is smarter. However, it will be so unfortunate..if Baba gets away with this case without any element of punishment.

sirjosh_0418: Iyabo Ojo and Others left the group chat

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