Nollywood actor, Joseph Faduri has joined the number of people who have directed calculated attacks at actress and mom-of-two, Iyabo Ojo over her stance and actions as regards the controversy surrounding embattled actor Baba Ijesha, who was caught molesting a minor when she was 7 and 14.
Faduri shared a video on his Instagram page, accusing the actress of playing God by going after anyone that has a different opinion from hers in Baba Ijesha’s rape saga.
According to Faduri, Baba Ijesha committed sexual molestation and not rape, and his crime is bailable. He alleges that Iyabo Ojo was raped 5 times but has refused to give up the identities of those behind the act even though they are a danger to society. He then questioned why Baba Ijesha’s case has to be handled differently.
Faduri who claimed that he is not supporting Baba Ijesha, asked Iyabo to allow the law take its course.
The actor who has a 16-year-old child concluded by saying that the arrested actor deserves a second chance.
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Ijesha has been in the news in recent times after he admitted to molesting the minor, in the care of popular comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, otherwise called Princess, both when she was 7 and 14.
Following his arrest, the 48-year-old movie star has remained in police custody where Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos police commissioner, said he would stay pending legal advice from the ministry of justice.
But on Sunday, the CCTV footage of Baba Ijesha at the home of Princess surfaced online and generated conversations online.
In the now-viral video, Baba Ijesha, real name James Omiyinka can be seen sitting on a couch in the sitting room dressed in a white shirt, a pair of blue jeans, and a hat.
Shortly after Princess stepped out, Ijesha, who also sat beside the victim on the same sofa, was seen using his hand to caress the victim’s left arm.
Before Omiyinka started the act, the comedienne was seen leaving her apartment with three others, leaving Omiyinka and the victim in the parlour to see off the guests. After Princess left the apartment, Omiyinka was shown by the footage searching the rooms. Some minutes later, he kissed the minor’s arm, hugged and caressed her body as they sat on the sofa.
However, the victim, who was uncomfortable by Omiyinka’s advances, quickly disentangled herself from the actor’s grip.
Omiyinka was again seen in the footage, standing with the victim in the parlour, hugging her and using his two hands to caress the victim’s buttocks.
The victim, however, disengaged herself again from Omiyinka, who clung to her. Afterwards, Omiyinka was seen using both hands to caress the minor’s head.
The footage also shows him bending the victim to a corner on the sofa and kissing the minor. Again, the 14-year-old girl disengaged herself from Omiyinka’s grip.
PUNCH correspondent observed that the sexual advances were instigated by the thespian. Also, background voices of people monitoring the situation in the parlour were heard in the footage.
Ever since the footage surfaced online, it has provoked widespread criticism on Twitter with a number of users also questioning the motives behind the publication.