A Lagos Judge has sentenced actor Baba Ijesha to 16 Years Imprisonment over a two-count charge of child defilement.
Jameela News reports that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Thursday sentenced actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha to 16 years imprisonment.
This online newspaper gathered that Baba Ijesha was charged to court by the prosecution on a six-count charge of child defilement. The charges included:
- Indecent treatment of a child.
- Sexual assault.
- Attempted sexual assault by penetration.
- Sexual assault by penetration.
The offences contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262 and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.
The Judge, Justice Taiwo, however, said the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of all the charges against him.
However, she found the defendant guilty of two of the six counts against him.