The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja has adjourned until September 27, the trial of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha charged with alleged defilement.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trial which was scheduled to continue today, Wednesday, did not hold due to the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, who currently attending a Judges Retreat alongside other members of the Lagos State Judiciary.
The registrars however informed the NAN correspondent that the new trial date has been communicated to all the parties to the suit.
Baba Ijesha is currently facing a case of minor molestation, according to the charge, the Baba Ijesha committed the offence in 2013, 2014 and on April 19 at Iwaya, Yaba area of Lagos.
The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution said “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, 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 told the court.
The offence, the prosecution said, violated the provisions of sections 135, 259, 262, 263 and 262 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
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