Embattled actor, Olanrewaju James widely known as Baba Ijesha testified in court as his trial for allegedly s3xually assaulting a minor who is the foster child of his colleague and comedienne, Princess, resumed.
Baba Ijesha who is facing six counts bordering on allegations of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted s3xual assault by penetration and s3xual assault by penetration, claimed Princess was his lover and is after him because he ended his relationship with her.
Ijesha who was being led in evidence by his counsel, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dada Awosika, said;
“We were dating, my lord; she always slept in my room. We slept together, I touched her, she touched me, she kissed me and I kissed her.”
Narrating what transpired in 2014, the day he allegedly s3xually molested Princess’s foster daughter with a car key, he said that in October 2014, a day after he returned from visiting his wife in the United Kingdom, he received a phone call from Princess.
He said the comedienne informed him that she was battling ill-health and needed some fruits. According to him, he bought some fruits and took them to her home.
“Immediately I opened the door to her house, I saw her half-naked and I told her that I was outside, your fruit is inside the car.
“A few minutes after, the young girl (Princess’s foster daughter) came to pick the fruits from the car; she even met some area boys asking me for money. I gave her the fruits and she left.”
While answering questions from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Dr Jide Martins, the defendant denied defiling the minor with his car key during the visit.
He, however, admitted that he had known the child since she was seven years old and also visited Princess at home seven years ago.