A 14-year-old minor, who was allegedly defiled by a Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly often called Baba Ijesha, has testified towards him earlier than the Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja.
The teenager acknowledged on Tuesday that Baba Ijesha as soon as inserted his automobile keys into her non-public elements and sexually abused her, someday between 2013 and 2014 after they first met.
Recall that Baba Ijesha is going through a six-count cost of alleged defilement of a minor.
Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Lagos earlier knowledgeable the court docket that the state could be presenting the minor as its second witness.
She additional urged Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo to order members of the general public and press out of the courtroom to guard the minor’s identification, leaving solely legal professionals and court docket registrars.
“Sometime between 2013 and 2014, the defendant sexually abused the complainant (name withheld), then aged seven, by inserting his car keys into her vagina.
“He also placed her on his laps, touched her in a sexual manner and rubbed his penis on her body.
“On April 19, he indecently treated and sexually assaulted the complainant, now 14 years old, by sucking her fingers and touching her in a sexual manner.
“He also attempted to have sexual intercourse with the complainant by unbuckling his belt and unzipping his trousers after sexually assaulting her,” the DPP advised the court docket, talking for the minor.
The actor was charged on six counts of sexual assault by penetration, indecent remedy of a kid, and sexual assault, which contravene sections 259, 135, and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, in addition to 135, 263, and 262 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
He has, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible.
The case was nevertheless adjourned until August 11 and 12 for the continuation of trial.