Justice oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State special offences court has adjourned further hearing in the alleged sexual assault trial of actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha to August 11 and 12.
This was after the court heard in camera, the testimony of the state’s principal witness, who’s the alleged victim (names withheld).
The media and the public, as well as supporting counsel in the high-profile case were all barred from witnessing the examination and cross examination of the prosecution’s second witness, as the 14-year-old is still underaged and so her identity needs to be protected, in line with the child rights law.
On Monday, the video clip recorded by the victim’s foster mother, Damilola Adekoya, of the defendant allegedly fondling and indecently touching her was also viewed in court but not in the open.
Earlier on Tuesday, Ms Adekoya aka princess who’s a comedienne also concluded her testimony.
During cross examination, she told the court that she left the victim alone with the accused defiler, for the purpose of confronting him, and that she didn’t think he would repeat the act as the alleged victim is now older, unlike when he first allegedly defiled her twice, seven years ago.
The witness also denied that the victim was calm and responsive when she was left with the accused but admitted that she bent down to remove his shoes and gave him water when he asked her to.
The defence counsel also hinted that it will be making an application to the court for an order for Princess to release the hard drive device of.the CCTV recording to ascertain that the clip wasn’t manipulated .
When asked who a certain Damola Adekola was, who was also arrested around the period, the witness said he’s a neighbour who also allegedly sexually harassed the same victim in December last year.
Princess also affirmed that another man known as Okele also indecently exposed himself to the victim in the past.