An Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State has adjourned the trial of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, also known as Baba Ijesha charged with alleged defilement to October 21.
BBC Yoruba reports that the hearing continued again on Tuesday morning at the Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos over the allegation of alleged sexual molestation of a minor.
After hearing from both parties, the judge adjourned the matter again to October 21, 2021.
The embattled Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha, appeared before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja today over alleged sexual molestation.
The court hearing which was earlier scheduled for Monday, September 27 was shifted to Tuesday, September 28.
A text message sent to journalists reads: “Consequent upon the Legal year activities taking place on Monday 27th of September, 2021 fixed earlier for the continuation of hearing in the case of State Of Lagos Vs Olanrewaju James, the case would now hold on the following day which is Tuesday 28/9/21 for continuation of hearing.”
The last court sitting on August 11 could not hold due to the absence of the judge.
SaharaReporters gathered that the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, had joined other judges to observe a long vacation.
The judges are expected to be on vacation till the third week of September.
Justice Taiwo had at the last sitting on July 27 adjourned the matter to August 11 and 12 for the continuation of trial.
The court adjourned the trial of the embattled Nollywood actor to September 27.
Baba Ijesha has been entangled in a case of child molestation since April 2021 and was remanded in police custody after his arrest on April 22.
He was, however, released on June 24.
Justice Taiwo granted Baba Ijesha bail in the sum of N2million and two sureties: a lawyer and a family relation.
The judge had ordered that the bail conditions must be granted within seven days while declaring that the next sittings will be on July 26, 27 and 28.
He was charged on six-count charges of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault, which contravene sections 259, 135, and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, as well as 135, 263, and 262 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.