‘The devil pushed me’, Baba Ijesha breaks silence on rape scandal
Actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, who was caught raping a fourteen-year-old girl has now admitted being guilty.
According to actress, businesswoman and single mum of two, Iyabo Ojo, the actor confessed to the crime after being caught in the act and blamed the devil for his actions.
“Baba Ijesha is guilty!!!! He has confessed and admitted to the crime…I watched the CCTV footage, I saw him licking the victim and touching her all over and then he sent her to the kitchen to get him water and followed her there to complete the job and that was when the police came in to arrest him. He began crying and blaming the devil for pushing him to do it…….see, this issue has been on even before it reached the media, we were only waiting for the court’s judgement until it became full-blown” Iyabo Ojo stated in an Instagram live video where she cussed out actor Yomi Fabiyi for taking sides with Baba Ijesha.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Comedian Princess in a long emotional video had exposed popular Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha for raping her foster daughter 7 years ago.
Heartbroken Princess also revealed how Baba Ijesha committed the shameful acts during visits to her home in seek of help.
Recounting how she caught him on CCTV, Princess said “When he came in he saw me and the camera installers, then he asked who they were but I said they were from a cable company. I told him that I was going out and I will stay long so he should relax. In two seconds that I had left the house, he checked everywhere in my house to ensure that no one was home or the children were sleeping. He checked the whole house for cameras, then he started. I cannot even begin to say the things that he did. My body was shaking because we were monitoring it on the phone. At a point when she stood up to go to the kitchen, I knew that there was no camera in the kitchen so people came in and we called the police. The police came immediately to pick him up.
“I asked him, Lanre, what did I do to you. Because you know I do not have a child, people kept these children in my care so that I will not over-think and you did this to me. He said that I was his benefactor but it was the devil. He was just talking rubbish. I also asked him what happened seven years ago and he was just begging me. They took him away. Every day we go to the police station from morning till night. Ever since it happened I cannot sleep. Some people called trying to threaten me.” Comedian Princess concluded.
Meanwhile, the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) had opened up and expressed disappointment over the alleged sexual of a 14 years old girl by actor, Olarenwaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha.
TAMPPAN, in a statement signed by its Director of Research and Documentation, Yemi Amodu, said it would never support any hideous act but would support the Lagos State Government in ensuring that justice is served.