Baba Ijesha, the embattled Nigerian actor, will be arraigned at an Ikeja special offences court on Thursday over allegations of sexual assault against him.


NAN reports that the movie star is scheduled to stand trial before Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the judge, as the case is among the issues listed for the day’s session.

Baba Ijesha was arrested and detained by the Lagos police after he was alleged to have sexually molested a 14-year-old girl, who is a foster child to Comedian Princess.

Despite being granted bail, he has remained in detention since then over his inability to meet the required conditions.


The development comes days after a magistrate court sitting in Lagos quashed his bail application on the ground that the matter was already beyond its jurisdiction.

“I  have carefully considered the application of the counsel to the defendant seeking bail for the defendant and the opposition by the counsel from the DPP,” P.E Nwaka, the judge, had ruled last Wednesday.

“Since there are indications that the matter is before the high court and the defendant will appear before the court, no bail can be given. The defendant must be accorded full medical attention by the authorities pending his arraignment at the High Court.”


It also comes after Princess released more evidence to substantiate her allegations against the actor.

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