A 14-year-old minor (identify withheld), on Wednesday, in a video performed throughout proceedings at an Ikeja Particular Offences Courtroom mentioned that Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James alias Baba Ijesha, informed her he was her boyfriend.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the video was a taped recording of the kid forensic interview performed on Might 15 by Mrs Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, a toddler skilled and the Government Director of the Cece Yara Basis.
The video was performed in the course of the cross-examination of Ajayi-Kayode by the defence counsel. Mr Babatunde Ogala (SAN).
The kid, in the course of the interview, described the interplay she had with the 49-year-old embattled actor on April 19 when she met him at her foster mom’s house.
He was invited following revelations that he had defiled her seven-years in the past and unknown to him, a Closed Circuit Tv (CCTV) digital camera had been arrange within the house.
The minor within the interview mentioned when Baba Ijesha got here into the house, he initially acted like he was having a cellphone dialog and that the defendant started checking the residence to know whether or not anybody was house earlier than he approached her.
“He mentioned you’re a sensible younger woman, my child. Do you may have a boyfriend? I mentioned no and he mentioned because you do not need a boyfriend now that you just’re far more mature, you’re now mine, I’m your boyfriend.
“He mentioned I used to show you some issues whenever you have been small. I requested him what issues in order that I may document him with my cellphone.
“My cellphone was below the throw pillow as a result of I assumed he wished to admit to what he did seven-years in the past however I used to be unable to document him.
“He mentioned don’t you keep in mind, me and also you used to play collectively, I used to show you some issues whenever you have been small. Me and also you had a contract and I requested him what contract?
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“He requested me to take a seat on his legs and I mentioned no and he mentioned you that whenever you have been small you weren’t afraid. Now you’re afraid,” the minor mentioned within the interview.
The kid informed Ajayi-Kayode that Baba Ijesha in the course of the April 19 incident, started touching her sexually and he had requested her to convey him some water.
“After I went to the kitchen he additionally adopted me and it was at this level that my mom and the opposite males (CCTV firm workers) got here in,” she mentioned.
Earlier, the minor narrated to Ajayi-Kayode what transpired when the Nollywood actor allegedly defiled her seven-years in the past.
She mentioned that the primary incident occurred when Baba Ijesha came visiting her sick foster mom when she was a seven-year previous. She mentioned she was sitting on the carpet watching cartoons whereas he sat on the sofa.
She mentioned the defendant requested her to take away her underwear and that he introduced out his personal half and requested her to wriggle her waist whereas sitting on his laps.
“My focus was on the cartoon I used to be watching, I couldn’t keep in mind how lengthy I used to be on his laps earlier than I felt some wetness.
“He cleaned himself with a handkerchief and he requested me to wash myself up and I went to the lavatory to wash myself up with a towel,” she mentioned.
The minor mentioned that the defendant informed her to not inform anybody about what transpired between them.
The kid informed Ajayi-Kayode that subsequent day, Baba Ijesha got here to her house with some fruits for her foster mom and she or he was requested to choose up the fruits from his automobile.
“The automobile was parked at a T-junction and there was a wall and a gutter there and nobody was on the opposite aspect.
“The fruits have been on the again seat and he opened the door in entrance and requested me to take the fruits.
“After I stretched to choose the fruits from the again seat, he put the automobile keys into my personal half and on the identical time he was making an attempt to kiss me.
“After this incident, I didn’t see him once more till seven-years later,” she mentioned.
In the course of the interview, the kid skilled gave the minor a male and a feminine doll to depict how the defendant allegedly molested her seven-years in the past.
The kid gave an indication of how the molestation occurred to the remark of Ajayi-Kayode.
The actor faces a six-count cost bordering on indecent therapy of a kid, sexual assault, tried sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the case till Oct. 21 for continuation of trial.
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