Trial of popular Nollywood actor, James Olarewaju better known as Baba Ijesha who is facing a six-count charge of child defilement bordering on allegations of indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration, has taken another twist following claims of a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recording which is part of the evidence in the case being tampered with.
A defence witness and expert in CCTV installation and maintenance, Engr. Adeleke Lawrence made the claim while appearing before an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Thursday February 17.
Two video recordings of Baba Ijesha were played during resumed proceedings on Thursday February 17, following the request of defence counsel, Babatunde Ogala (SAN).
The first video showed the defendant sitting on a sofa with the victim. Two men and a woman walked out in the recording, which had no audio.
Asked of his opinion on what he saw, the witness said: “The gentleman and the lady appeared to be acting the way they were asked to do.”