Alleged Defilement: Baba Ijesha boosts defence with two SANs, 6 junior counsels
Written by freshadmin3 on June 24, 2021
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka alias Baba Ijesha has beefed up his defence in his trial over allegations of child molestation by hiring two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to represent him during proceedings at an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two SANs who announced their appearance before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo during Thursday’s proceedings are; Mr Dada Awosika (SAN) and Mr Babatunde Ogala (SAN).
The senior lawyers announced appearance with a team of six junior counsels to represent Baba Ijesha in his defence.
The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, led the prosecution for the state.
The DPP was accompanied by four state prosecutors.
Comedian Ms Damilola Adekoya alias Princess whom Baba Ijesha is accused of sexually molesting her 14-year-old foster daughter was also present in court for proceedings. She arrived at 8.52am.
Nollywood actor, Mr Yomi Fabiyi also made an appearance in the courtroom at 9.49am.
As at the time of the filing of this report, proceedings began at 11 01 a.m.