Baba Ijesha to spend 14 years in prison


The chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Arewa has reacted to the sexual assault allegations leveled against Nollywood actor Olarenwaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha was recently arrested by the Lagos state police command to allegedly molesting a minor.

In a tweet posted on Thursday, April 29, Dabiri-Erewa attacked the accused actor, dismissing his plea for mercy in a now-viral video where he confessed to the crime.

Abike Dabiri
Abike Dabiri

“So despicable! The act by Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha, who defied a girl, at 7 years and later at 14 years! Who knows how many the pedophile could have damaged if he wasn’t caught,” Dabiri wrote.

I sponsored the violence against person’s law. The penalty is nothing less than 14 years in prison. His plea, begging on some video I watched should not be acceptable.

We should all do all we can to support the girl’s foster mother, Princess, to ensure this case goes to court and fully tried, and maximum sentence passed on him” she wrote

Meanwhile, Comedienne, Princess gave a detailed account of her 14-year-old daughter’s encounter in the hands of Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha.

This is coming after a video of the actor admitting to the crime surfaced on the internet as he pleads for mercy.

In a new video, Princess narrated the horrible view caught on tape involving Baba Ijesha and her daughter whom he molested for over 30 minutes.

According to Princess, the Yoruba actor licked her daughter’s body, touched all her body at length without an iota of conscience.

Watch the video below: