Nigerian comedian Princess has narrated how her CCTV captured Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha while trying to molest her foster child.
ALEDEH News reported that Baba Ijesha, who is now in Police custody, had molested the victim 7-years ago and also confessed to the crime after he was recently captured by a CCTV camera while trying to carry out the act again.
On Wednesday, Princess whose real name is Oluwadamilola Adekoya, explained that the victim is her foster child and condemned those who have been asking for proof of the incident and insinuating that the report was meant to tarnish the image of the actor.
“I have read and heard a lot over the last few days. I don’t wish anyone to go through what I’m going through. Some years ago I had challenges in my marriage and some parents in my area out of compassion allowed their children to stay with me so that I won’t feel lonely.
“There were six of them – 3 boys and 3 girls. Baba Ijesha had some challenges and came to me for help. I enrolled him for GCE. That day, he came for more help and I was at home,” she explained in an emotional video released via Instagram.
Princess noted that it was on his visit to her house (7 years ago) that Baba Ijesha defiled the girl after she (Princess) had escorted her aunty who came to visit her.
She said Baba Ijesha warned the girl not to tell anyone about what he did to her.
“He even came the next day to be sure that she didn’t tell anyone. He told her that he brought fruits that she should come downstairs to pick them. When she followed him down, he used his key to defile her,” she disclosed.
She said the incident affected the girl academically and otherwise. The child revealed what transpired between her and the actor seven years after.
Marvelled and disturbed about the revelation, Princess said she “sent him (Baba Ijesha) a DM, told him that I had a movie to shoot so he should come to the house. While he was on his way I told CCTV company to come and fix a camera, because I remembered what my sister told me that if we do not have evidence, people will think we want to set Baba Ijesha up.”
Princess said she immediately left the house and told the actor that she would be back, leaving the victim alone with Baba Ijesha in order to get evidence on tape.
According to the comedienne, the actor didn’t waste time at all after he was sure that no one was in the house again as he tried to repeat what he did years back.
“We told everybody to leave the house. She was scared because she hadn’t seen him again since that 7 years.
“The CCTV was set up, he came in, he saw that there was nobody at home.. I told him i was going somewhere that he should feel relaxed, he said okay.
“Barely few seconds after I left, he stood up, he began to check my whole house to be sure that none of the children was awake.
“He checked for cameras and when he was sure there was none, he started.
“I can’t even begin to relay the things he did because I was shaking, it was too much for me.”
The comedienne further urged those who know anyone who has been sexually assaulted by the actor to speak up or go to the Police Station to report.