Yoruba Actor, Baba Ijesha, Asks Appeal Court to Upturn Conviction

Wale Igbintade

Embattled Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, has asked the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division to set aside his conviction by a Lagos State High Court for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

At the hearing of his appeal on Tuesday, Baba Ijesha through his lawyer, Mr Kayode Olabiran, told the Appeal Court that his conviction was done in error, and urged the court to set it aside.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo (rtd) of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, had on July 14, 2022, sentenced Baba Ijesha to five years imprisonment over the sexual assault of a minor.

The judge convicted and sentenced him after he was found guilty of four counts, out of six counts, in suit number ID/14623C/2021 preferred against him by the Lagos State government.

Details shortly.