The Court of Appeal  Lagos Affirmed the Judgement of a Lagos State High Court, which Sentenced, Olanrewaju James, popularly called Baba Ijesha to 5 Years Imprisonment for the Offence of Indecent Treatment of a Child & 3 Years Imprisonment for Sexual Assault.

Both sentences are to run concurrently. 

The appellate court in its lead judgement delivered by Justice Folashade Ojo found the Appellant, Olanrewaju James, Baba Ijesha, guilty on counts 4 and 5, where he was accused of indecently touching a minor and sexually assaulting her.

Other members of the panel, Justice Abdullahi Bayero and Justice Paul Bassi aligned themselves with the lead judgement.

The Lagos State Government arraigned Baba Ijesha on a six-count charge bordering on the indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.

Justice Folashade Ojo, delivering judgment on the appeal, “In conclusion, I have no hesitation in affirming the appellant’s conviction for the indecent treatment of a child and sexual assault. 

The appellant indecently touched PW2’s body in a sexual manner, in violation of Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. His actions constitute sexual assault against PW2.

“I affirm the conviction and sentence of the appellant to 5 years imprisonment for the offence of indecent treatment of a child contrary to section 135 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 (count 4 of the charge).

“The appellant’s conviction and sentence to 3 years imprisonment for sexual assault contrary to section 263 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011 (count 5 of the information) is also affirmed. The sentences for counts 4 and 5 are to run concurrently.”

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