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Rape Saga: Baba Ijesha Didnt Sexually Touch Princess Daughter In CCTV Footage -Defense

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At an Ikeja Special Offences Court, the defence team of  Nollywood  Baba Ijesha, stated the actor did not sexuall molest the 14-year-old minor in CCTV  tape tendered as exhibit.

Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), a member of Baba Ijesha’s defense team, made the claim on Tuesday while cross-examining actress and comedienne Ms Damilola Adekoya alias Princess, the minor’s foster mother.

According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), Baba Ijesha is facing a six-count accusation of defilement of a child.

According to Awosika, the defendant did not have sexual contact with the youngster and the CCTV footage was staged.

“You will observe that when you see the CCTV footage being streamed, that the defendant did not at any time move his hand towards any sensitive part of your daughter’s body.

No where did he touch her boobs, slip his hands into her private part or caress any other sensitive part,” Awosika said.

Responding, Princess said, “If you call her breasts, her laps, her ears and her tongue not sensitive, then I do not agree with you.

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“He sucked her ears, rubbed her laps, licked her whole body, sucked on her finger and he grabbed her boobs again.

“It was not a movie, my daughter was trying to record him on her phone and you can clearly see him trying to grab the phone from her.

“I noticed him talking to her and I noticed her removing his shoes,” she said.

Princess, according to Awosika, had invited the defendant to her house for a script conference.

However, the defence counsel said as part of the script being played, the minor in the footage went to get some water for the defendant to drink and that she comfortably sat beside him when she returned.

He asked why Princess, who was aware of an earlier allegation of molestation against the defendant, would leave her underage daughter with the defendant.

“The initial plan was for myself, my mum and foster daughter to confront him, but we felt he could become violent if we should confront him, and I decided to set up the CCTV camera that day

“A few minutes to his arrival, my mother developed cold feet and felt as a grandmother she could not be able to be calm talking to him, so I was inadvertently left alone with my daughter.

“I could not believe that he would repeat the same action against my daughter knowing fully well that she is now 14 years old and can speak for herself and no longer seven years ago when he shut her up,” Princess said.

Awosika said that as part of the script, Princess hid under the stairs and was monitoring the activities of Baba Ijesha and her underage daughter with a smartphone.

NAN reports that as at the time of filing this report, proceedings are still ongoing.

He wondered why there was no audio on the tape to show Princess’s daughter’s instructions and what she told Baba Ijesha.

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