The Lagos state government has enlisted the name of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, into its register of sexual offenders in the state.
“All details of sex convicts are immediately enrolled into the sex offenders registers once a conviction is secured.”Executive Secretary of the agency, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said
Recall that on Thursday, July 14, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, sentenced Baba Ijesha to 16 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess.
Baba Ijesha was arraigned on six counts of child defilement that include indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration proffered against him by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Although the prosecution argued that the offenses contravened sections 135, 137, 261, 202, 262, and 263 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015, which stipulates life imprisonment for offenders, Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty to all the counts. A Closed-Circuit Television video recording detailing his relationship with the victim said to be a minor was played in court.
Delivering its judgement, Justice Taiwo stated that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty of all the charges against him but however found him guilty of four of the six counts against him.
Baba Ijesha was found guilty of count two, three, four and five; for count two, he was jailed for three years; count three, five years; count four, three years, and bagged five years for count five.