Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has finally broken her silence concerning fellow actor, Baba Ijesha’s jail sentence.
The actor was arraigned before the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, Lagos, where he faced six counts of child defilement that included indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration, and sexual assault by penetration.
Justice Taiwo Oluwatoyin, who delivered the judgment on Thursday, stated that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty of all the charges against him.
Oluwatoyin also stressed that Baba Ijesha took acting too far in his dealings with the fourteen-year-old minor.
The defendant was however found guilty of four of the six counts against him and was sentenced to jail for 16 years.
On count two, he was jailed for three years; count three, five years; count four, three years, and sentenced to five years for count five. The jail terms are to run concurrently for five years.
Meanwhile, actress Iyabo Ojo, who has been in forefront of those seeking justice for the minor has expressed her mind for the first time after the court judgment.
She urged those who are going through any form of sexual abuse to “speak up”, and never remain silent.
Her post reads in part “To all the girl child and boy child being abused, never be AFRAID to speak up and speak out. This victory is for you,” she wrote in the post.
Alice Iyabo Ojo is a Nigerian film actress, director, and producer. She has featured in over 150 films and has produced more than 14 of her own