Comedienne, Damilola Adekoya aka Princess, today explained to the Lagos State Special Offences Court how she set up her embattled colleague, Olanrewaju ‘Baba Ijesha’ Omiyinka
Baba Ijesha was arrested in April for alleged sexual assault involving a minor.
On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo admitted the Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) footage which captured the incident as evidence.
Princess made the statement during a cross-examination by Baba Ijesha’s defence counsel on Tuesday.
Earlier in her testimony on Monday, she had told the court how Baba Ijesha allegedly defiled her foster child leading to her being distracted in her academic pursuit.
Explaining how the CCTV was set up in the house, Princess said: “The CCTV man, Mr. Brown set up the CCTV in the house. He owns a surveillance company. I don’t know the name, I only know Mr. Brown. I didn’t know the make of the CCTV camera used.
Immediately I moved to the house, my landlord advised me to put a CCTV in the house, after asking for the price, I felt it was too high,” she told the court.
“On Monday, 19th April 2021, I invited Baba Ijesha to my house for a script conference, which he did. Unknown to him, there were CCTV planted in my house.”
When Princess was asked why she left the foster daughter with Baba Ijesha despite the prior allegation, she said: “The initial plan was to confront him but in the process, I knew it could get violent, the installation was to capture if the scene would get violent.
“I did not believe he (Baba Ijesha) would repeat the same function now that she is grown.”