On Thursday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sentenced Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, to 16 years in prison.
Baba Ijesha is accused of child molesting, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.
The offenses contravene Section 135, 137, 261, 202, 262, and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders.
The actor denied the allegations. A CCTV video recording of his relationship with the victim, who was said to be a minor, was played in court.
According to Justice Taiwo’s decision, the prosecution failed to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty of all charges brought against him.
She did, however, convict the defendant on two of the six charges brought against him.