Allegations are circulating on social media suggesting the release from prison of Olanrewaju James, known as Baba Ijesha, who was sentenced to 16 years for child defilement.
Following a conviction on July 14, 2022, for offenses including indecent treatment of a child and sexual assault, he faced legal proceedings from April 22, 2021.
His trial was held before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo at the Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja.
The judge found him guilty on counts two to five but acquitted him on counts one and six, resulting in varying prison terms for each count.
Recently, videos emerged on social media hinting at the actor’s supposed release.
One video featured a woman, believed to be his sister, expressing gratitude to God, stating that their family had not faced the anticipated shame as many had believed he would not be released.
Baba ijesha release from prison— Pa AWOLOWO (@Fellowobidients) January 7, 2024
Freedom at last🎈🎊 pic.twitter.com/ENmGXtWkrM