A 14-year-old minor (name withheld) gave the evidence in Court on Wednesday, in a video played during proceedings at an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
She told the Ikeja Special Offences Court that Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James alias Baba Ijesha, told her he was her boyfriend.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the video was a taped recording of the child forensic interview conducted on May 15 by Mrs Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, a child expert and the Executive Director of the Cece Yara Foundation.
The minor in the interview said when Baba Ijesha came into the home, he initially acted like he was having a phone conversation and that the defendant began checking the apartment to know whether anyone was home before he approached her.
“He said you’re a smart young girl, my baby. Do you have a boyfriend? I said no and he said since you do not have a boyfriend now that you’re much more mature, you’re now mine, I am your boyfriend.
“He said I used to teach you some things when you were small. I asked him what things so that I could record him with my phone.
Earlier, the minor narrated to Ajayi-Kayode what transpired when the Nollywood actor allegedly defiled her seven-years ago.
She said that the first incident occurred when Baba Ijesha came to visit her sick foster mother when she was a seven-year old. She said she was sitting on the carpet watching cartoons while he sat on the couch.
She said the defendant asked her to remove her underwear and that he brought out his private part and asked her to wriggle her waist while sitting on his laps.
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