The trial of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Imiyinka, in most cases known by the stage name, Baba Ijesha, continued on the Lagos Say Special Offences Court in Ikeja, on Monday.
Mr Imiyinka used to be arraigned in June by the Lagos Say Police Uncover for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-twelve months-historical girl.
When the case came up for hearing, the trial mediate, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, grew to change into down a seek info from by N.A Egebyemi for the case to be adjourned because of the the absence of the plaintiff’s lead counsels, Dada Awosika and Babatunde Ogala.
The mediate then requested the counsel of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, Olayinka Adeyemi, to proceed with the presentation of a forensic video, the prosecution submitted as evidence throughout the closing sitting.
The video is an interview between the alleged 14-twelve months-historical sufferer and Olabisi Ajayi-Kayode, a teenager forensic knowledgeable from Cece Yara Foundation, a teenager-centred non-profit organisation, which works to prevent sexual abuse and offers make stronger and access to admire youngsters who dangle been sexually abused.
Forensic interview video
Within the footage, which used to be recorded on Could well 15, at Cece Yara Foundation, Mrs Ajayi-Kayode, used to be viewed interviewing the 14-twelve months-historical, who launched herself as the foster youngster of the actress is known as Princess, whom she described as her mum.
She said seven years in the past her mum’s friend, Baba Ijesha, who frail to talk over with them in most cases, came to their dwelling when no one used to be at dwelling and urged her to sit down on his laps.
She said he switched off the sunshine in the room however kept the television on. She said he then urged her to put her pants whereas he brought out his penis and urged her to lunge her body spherical. She said she obliged “till she felt one thing moist on her body”.
She said Mr Imiyinka then frail a handkerchief he took from the pocket of his trousers to provocative his penis and urged her to provocative the handkerchief in the john. She said she used to be perplexed and nervous and couldn’t sing anyone.
The girl said Mr Imiyinka returned the subsequent day and allegedly violated her along with his car key.
“He came again the subsequent day, he frail his car key. Correctly, he said he purchased fruit and he parked his car away. He urged my mum to permit me to study him to his car to rep the fruit. He parked come a gutter come the wall. While I used to be attempting to rep the fruit for the quite quite a bit of discontinue of the automobile he urged me to bend so my hand would reach the set apart the fruit used to be. While I did that, he set his car key into my interior most portion.”
She added that whereas she used to be attempting to rep the fruit from the automobile, Baba Ijesha kissed her face and her cheek.
Within the footage, the youngster knowledgeable gave the alleged sufferer some toys to order how she sat on Mr Imiyinka’s lap and how she used to be when he inserted the automobile keys into her interior most portion.
At this level, Princess positioned her fingers on her head and shouted.
The 14-twelve months-historical said she urged her foster mother about her alleged ordeal in April, which resulted in her involving Mr Imiyinka over after she had planted CCTV cameras in their dwelling in sing to study her relate.
She said did not locate Baba Ijesha in seven years prior to the discuss over with in April, when he visited every other time, she said he began to head along with her on how she has grown gigantic.
“He did as if he used to be making a name, he used to be shifting throughout the dwelling, checking the rooms to perceive who used to be at dwelling and he requested about my cellular phone, I urged him it used to be in the dinning, he used to be adore oh let me give him my number, he requested me if I had a boyfriend and I said I don’t dangle, he said since I don’t dangle he would want to be my boyfriend.
“He said that he frail to educate me some issues after I used to be small that he’s now my boyfriend since I discontinue no longer dangle a boyfriend.
“He said ‘don’t you be conscious I frail to educate you some issues ought to you had been small, we had this contract.’ He said I ought to come and sit down down on my laps, and I refused. He used to be a lot like you ought to you had been small you were not nervous to sit down on my laps.”
The mediate then urged the clerk to slay the video, in sing to proceed with tainted-examinations.
All over tainted-examination, Mr Awosika wondered the academic qualification of the childcare knowledgeable.
He argued that Mrs Ajayi-kayode,, who is the manager director of Cece Yara Foundation, had no qualification in psychology or forensic investigation from any recognised establishment of learning.
He moreover argued that the knowledgeable did not ascertain the youngster’s retentive capability seven years in the past sooner than keen her in an interview. He requested how did the knowledgeable know if the experiences the youngster urged had been fabricated or mere rumour.
Nonetheless, Mrs Ajayi-Kayode insisted that in youngster pattern and psychology at seven years the mind cells are properly developed and at seven years the youngster has ample speech.
She moreover established that she had obliged the youngster in the video throughout the introduction to sing her the total truth that she might maybe maybe well moreover be conscious had transpired between herself and Baba Ijesha.
The introductory portion of the video used to be then played and it proved that the childcare knowledgeable had urged the 14-twelve months-historical to talk the truth and be free along with her.
Mrs Ajayi-Kayode, who is moreover has a masters degree holder in legislation, moreover offered to the court docket certifications that proved that she is a educated childcare knowledgeable, emphasising that youngster forensic interview knowledgeable is never any longer a tutorial direction of survey, “however has its foundational programs on legislation, psychology, social works amongst others”.
Though Ms Awosika argued that the methodology frail in the interview would not dangle any legislative basis in Nigeria, Mrs Ajayi-Kayode clarified that the methodology originated in The united states and has been in observe for youngster forensic experiences since the 1990s.
She moreover said assorted experts adore social staff and psychologists had been eager about her experiences.
The mediate adjourned the case on October 21, for the counsels to most contemporary extra evidence.
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