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Gbenga Adeyinka, Iyabo Ojo, Princess present as Baba Ijesha’s lawyers cross examines child rights expert

Counsel to Nollywood actor Olarewaju James, a.k.a. Baba Ijesha, on Wednesday, mounted a legal defence on behalf of the embattled entertainer who has been accused of sexually molesting a minor.

The court watched a video of Baba Ijesha’s alleged victim being interviewed by child rights advocate, Bisi Ajayi Kayode. In the video, the said victim narrated how Baba Ijesha allegedly molested her with his sex organ and, later, with a car key.

Princess, the celebrity at the forefront of demanding justice for the alleged victim, was present in court. Comedian Gbenga Adeyinka and Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo were there too.

After the tape was played, the actor’s lawyers questioned the expert.

The cross examination of the expert witness found that:.

1. The witness had no academic qualification in the field of psychology

2. No academic institution trained the expert witness in child forensics

3. The video interview was taped on May 15

4. The expert witness used an interview method Baba Ijesha’s lawyers said was not backed by Nigerian law

The case has now been adjourned to tomorrow 21st October, 2021.

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