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Baba Ijesha Admitted That He Assaulted The Victim – Police Officer

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The defense team in the alleged sexual assault trial of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka a.k.a. Baba Ijesha has challenged a confessional statement purportedly written by a police officer for the defendant upon his arrest in April this year.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Babatunde Ogala made the assertion on Friday, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Sexual Offences Court in Ikeja.

Baba Ijesha is facing a six-count charge bordering on allegations of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

He has pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge.

During the evidence of the prosecution’s fifth witness, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Wahab said he took over the case from a previous team of one ASP Nuruddeen Musa and Inspector Blessing Nwoko after the complainant, comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, aka Princess, had alleged that the defendant had a close relationship with them.

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The police witness who is from the State Criminal Investigative Department, Yaba also said the case file was transferred from the Sabo Police Station where the complaint was initially made.

He sought to tender the statements of Princess who is the foster mother of the minor, as well as that of the victim and the defendant.

Baba Ijesha Admitted That He Assaulted The Victim – Police Officer

But, Mr Ogala objected to the admissibility of one of Baba Ijesha’s police statements, noting it was made under duress, after he had allegedly been beaten up and humiliated by Princess and her cohorts.

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The defense counsel also noted that a police officer wrote the statement but that it had no name or signature on it.

“The statement is confessional because the defendant is said to have claimed he molested and harassed Princess’s daughter. The name and date are ostensibly omitted on the statement, so no one takes responsibility, and so that it will be attributed to the defendant.”

The State prosecutor, Yusuf Sule then withdrew the statement, and the court admitted as exhibits, the other two statements written by the defendant.

The witness also told the court that he investigated allegations that the defendant sexually molested another minor in Ada, Ikorodu, who had been presented to the police by Princess. At this, Mr Ogala referred to the complainant as, “chief investigator”.

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“We went there with a brother of the defendant, as he was already in detention and we didn’t want to risk taking him along as he could be hijacked from us. The landlord confirmed that Baba Ijesha lives there, contrary to his denial.”

The witness also revealed during cross examination that the landlord didn’t write his statement on the matter at the police station but around his residence.

Further hearing was adjourned till Friday, November 12, for the prosecution to present more witnesses.

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Surrogacy: Ini Edo Welcomes First Female Child

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Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has confirmed rumours of her welcoming a daughter through a surrogate mother.

After days of keeping silent since the rumours began, the actress finally opened up in an interview with Stella Korkus, which was published on Friday.

Surrogacy is a practice where a woman (a surrogate) carries a child for another person through artificial insemination of eggs.

Confirming the news, Edo stated that the daughter was genetically hers because her eggs were used to fertilize the child.

She said, “Yes I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine and so genetically, she’s my blood.

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“I chose this path to fulfil my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself.”

She also mentioned that she had the daughter almost a year ago, stating that she planned on breaking the news herself.

Surrogacy: Ini Edo Welcomes First Female Child

“I was hoping to talk about her on her first birthday in a few months but mischief makers beat me to it and spoilt the beautiful story with lies,” Edo said.

Reacting to rumours that her child’s father was a married man, identified as Kome, the actress said, “It is so sad that in Nigeria, when a ‘single’ woman is friends with a guy, it must mean to people that they are dating.

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“Kome has been my friend for years and that’s what it is, period. He is a responsible family man and doesn’t deserve to be dragged into my motherhood story.”

She then revealed that she opted for a donor because of her fears saying, “I opted for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind.

“Another major reason I opted for a donor is because it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums.”

During the interview, Edo also opened up about her past miscarriages, pointing out that her experience did not influence her decision on surrogacy.

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“I had a series of miscarriages in the past but that wasn’t my reason for going this route .I still hope to carry babies In my womb in the future, God willing,” the actress said.

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Bbnaija’s Jackie B Celebrates Her 30th Birthday (Photos)

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BBNaija 2021 housemate, Jackie B, turned a new age on December 1, and she took to social media to celebrate in style.

The Shine Ya Eye star posted gorgeous photos of herself on her Instagram page to the joy of fans.

The mother of one appeared to be channelling her inner mermaid seeing as she posed by a waterfall and also dressed the part.

Jackie rocked a long sheer dress with skin coloured inner-wear. The BBNaija star also complemented the look with simple but elegant makeup.

The reality star then accompanied her snaps with a caption where she explained that her new age signifies a rebirth. According to Jackie B, she is proud of her growth and achievements and she cheered on to more growth, good health and success in this new year.

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“Reborn at Thirty. Proud of my growth and achievements thus far. Cheers to another year of growth, good health, success and love.”

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Annie Idibia Jumps On Tuface, Kisses Him As He Pays Her A Visit At Work (Video)

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Tuface and Annie Idibia engaged in PDA when the singer surprised his wife at work.

The actress jumped on her husband and kissed him while someone filmed.

Annie shared the video to Instagram, writing: “Let love lead the way.”

She added #LYTID, abbreviation for love you till I die.

Watch the video below.

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