The Lagos state special offences court in Ikeja has adjourned the trial of Baba Ijesha, the embattled Nollywood actor, for alleged sexual assault till August 11.


Baba Ijesha is being tried on a six-count charge which includes sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault.

The trial was originally billed to hold from July 26 through 28.

But on Tuesday, which marked the second day, Babatunde Ogala, lead counsel to Baba Ijesha, applied for an adjournment of the case.


Buttressing his point, Ogala cited the call to bar ceremony scheduled to hold between July 27 and 29 at the supreme court.

The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) also told the court that some of his colleagues are billed to participate in the ceremony.

In her ruling, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the judge, approved Ogala’s application for adjournment.


Taiwo added that the trial will now hold between August 11 and 12 respectively.

The prosecution team, led by Olayinka Adeyemi, the state director of public prosecution (DPP), is expected to present its remaining witnesses in the case when the trial resumes.

The court had earlier admitted footage of closed-circuit television (CCTV) submitted by Comedian Princess against the actor.

It also admitted a written statement submitted by Princess at the police station when she reported Baba Ijesha as a piece of evidence in the trial.


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