Actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju James otherwise known as Baba Ijesha, has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault and abuse of a minor charges filed against him.
The embattled thespian Baba is currently being arraigned before the Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo-led court and during the court proceedings, counsel to the Lagos state government, Olayinka Adeyemi, informed the court that the state had filed six-count charges against the defendant urging the court to take his plea.
However, Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against him. The state counsel then asked for a trial date while asking the court to remand the defendant in a correctional facility pending commencement of trial.
The actor’s legal team which had among it two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Mr. Babatunde Ogala and Mr. Dada Awosika, along with 17 others, informed the court that they had filed a bail application and have served same on the prosecuting team. Ogala urged the court to grant them an audience to argue the bail application.
Recall that in April Baba Ijesha was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting comedienne, Princess 14-year-old foster daughter since she was 7.