The 14-year-old allegedly molested by Baba Ijesha, the embattled Nollywood actor, has narrated events that resulted in his arrest. 

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Baba Ijesha has been in a legal tussle since he was accused of assaulting the minor.

He is facing a six-count charge bordering on the indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

According to NAN, a taped recording of an interview the minor had with Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, a child forensic expert, was played before the special offences unit of the Lagos high court on Wednesday.

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Ajayi-Kayode had conducted the interview with the minor on May 15 wherein the victim gave her account of the incident.

At the court session, the video was played during the cross-examination of the forensic expert by Babatunde Ogala, lead counsel to Baba Ijesha.

In the interview, the minor said when Baba Ijesha came into their home on April 19, he initially acted like he was having a phone conversation.

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The minor added that the defendant thereafter began checking the apartment to know whether anyone was home before he approached her.

“He said you’re a smart young girl, my baby. Do you have a boyfriend? I said no and he said since you do not have a boyfriend now that you’re much more mature, you’re now mine, I am your boyfriend,” she said.

“He said I used to teach you some things when you were small. I asked him what things so that I can record him with my phone.

“My phone was under the throw pillow because I thought he wanted to confess to what he did seven years ago but I was unable to record him.

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“He said don’t you remember, me and you used to play together, I used to teach you some things when you were small. Me and you had a contract and I asked him what contract?

“He asked me to sit on his legs and I said no and he said you that when you were small you were not afraid. Now you’re afraid.”

The child also told Ajayi-Kayode that Baba Ijesha allegedly touched her sexually when he asked her to bring him some water.

“When I went to the kitchen he also followed me and it was at this point that my mother and the other men (CCTV company staff) came in,” she added.

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Earlier, the minor also narrated to Ajayi-Kayode what transpired when the Nollywood actor allegedly defiled her seven years ago.

She said that the first incident occurred when Baba Ijesha came to visit Comedian Princess, her sick foster mother, when she was a seven-year-old.

The child said she was sitting on the carpet watching cartoons while he sat on the couch.

“My concentration was on the cartoon I was watching, I couldn’t remember how long I was on his laps before I felt some wetness,” she said.

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“He cleaned himself with a handkerchief and he asked me to clean myself up and I went to the bathroom to clean myself up with a towel.”

The minor said that the defendant told her not to tell anyone about what transpired between them.

The child told Ajayi-Kayode that the next day, Baba Ijesha came to her home with some fruits for her foster mother and she was asked to pick up the fruits from his car.

“The car was parked at a T-junction and there was a wall and a gutter there and no one was on the other side,” she added.

“The fruits were on the back seat and he opened the door in front and asked me to take the fruits.

“When I stretched to pick the fruits from the back seat, he put the car keys into my private part, and at the same time he was trying to kiss me.

“After this incident, I did not see him again until seven years later.”

Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the judge, later adjourned the case to Thursday for the continuation of trial.



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