Nollywood actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju a. k. a. Baba Ijesha who was recently granted a N2m bail by an Ikeja sexual offences court sitting has shared a video of himself before the alleged rape incident.
Naija News understands that Toyin Taiwo, a presiding judge granted the embattled actor who has been in custody since April 22, 2021 bail on Thursday after hearing the submissions of the prosecution and defence in the alleged sexual defilement of a minor brought against Baba Ijesha.
Days after regaining freedom, the actor took to his social media to share a short clip of himself and colleagues before he was hauled to jail. Sharing the video, he captioned it; ‘A day before the incident’
Watch video below;
It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News that Baba Ijesha had pleaded not guilty to all the charges bordering on rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor levelled against him.
Appearing before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja, Baba Ijesha wore a white hooded jacket and a mask.
The actor is being tried over charges bothering on rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor by the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Appearing before Justice Taiwo, the state counsel, Olayinka Adeyemi said that the state had filed six counts of charges against the defendant urging the court to take the plea of the defendant.
A prayer was granted and Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against him.
Subsequently, Adeyemi asked for a trial date while asking the court to remand the defendant in a correctional facility pending commencement of trial.
In a counter-reaction, the defendant counsel, Babatunde Ogala (SAN), informed the court that the defence team had filed a bail application and have served the same on the prosecuting team.
He urged the court to grant them an audience to argue the bail application.
However, the state counsel, Adeyemi opposed the prayer stating that her team is yet to verify the medical report which the defence relies on for his bail consideration.