The special offences court unit of the Lagos state high court has admitted another evidence submitted by Comedian Princess against Baba Ijesha, Nollywood actor.

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

On Monday, Princess appeared as one of the witnesses against the 48-year-old actor.

During the cross-examination of her account by Babatunde Ogala, counsel to Baba Ijesha, on Tuesday, the actress submitted a copy of her written statement at the police station when she reported the matter.

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Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the judge, thereafter admitted the statement as another piece of evidence in the trial.

The court had earlier admitted footage of closed-circuit television (CCTV) submitted by Princess as evidence against Baba Ijesha on Monday.

The development comes as the court also directed Princess to produce an original version of the CCTV footage she submitted to the defence counsel.

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During the trial, Ogala had argued that the copy of the footage made available to his team was not the original one.

According to him, the copy submitted by Princess was the one she recorded from the original version of the CCTV footage.

But Olayinka Adeyemi, the state director of public prosecution (DPP), had opposed the gesture, adding that there was no need for such a request.

Reacting, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the judge, asked the prosecution team to present the original CCTV hard drive to the defence team for examination.

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The three-day trial started on Monday and will continue till Wednesday.



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