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Baba Ijesha Set to Prove that CCTV Footage of Molestation Charges Was Scripted

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Babatunde Ogala, the counsel for embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has said the video footage which allegedly captured him molesting a 14-year-old girl was scripted.

Ogala, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, stated this at the Lagos State Special Offences Court on Tuesday during the cross-examination of comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, aka Princess.

Baba Ijesha is facing six counts of rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor.

During the cross-examination, the defence team, led by Ogala and Dada Awosika, confronted Princess with a report she made at a police station accusing one of her neighbours, Damola Adekola, of sexually harassing her daughter.

Princess then stated that on two occasions, the minor was harassed by the neighbour in December 2020, but she only found out in April 2021, when Baba Ijesha’s case was at the police station.

Responding to questions asked by Ogala, Princess said, “Damola Adekola is my neighbour. I took him as a younger brother because his mom is late.

“He was arrested because he tried to harass the minor in December. He put his hands on her laps and asked her to touch his private parts. This happened around 9.30pm in my flat when I was attending a meeting at Sabo.

“On two occasions, my foster daughter was almost molested by the neighbour, but she screamed.”

She also affirmed that she did not formally report the matter to the police until April 20, 2021.

Awosika then said the defendant did not touch the minor sexually and the CCTV footage was scripted.

He said, “You will observe that when you see the CCTV footage being streamed, the defendant did not at any time move his hand towards any sensitive part of your daughter’s body.”

The counsel also queried why there was no audio in the footage to reveal the instructions Princess allegedly gave to her foster daughter.

Awosika then asked why Princess, who was aware of an earlier allegation of molestation against the defendant, would leave the minor with him, adding that as part of the script, Princess hid under the stairs and monitored the activities of Baba Ijesha and her foster daughter with a smartphone.

In response, Princess said, “The initial plan was for myself, my mum and foster daughter to confront him, but we felt he could become violent if we confronted him, and I decided to set up the CCTV camera that day. I did not believe Baba Ijesha would repeat the action now that she is grown.”

After the cross-examination, journalists and members of the public were ordered out of the court to allow the victim give her testimony.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo subsequently adjourned the case till August 11, 2021.

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Daily Times Boss, Fidelis Anosike, Set to Wed Heartthrob, Rita Dominic in UK

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Daily Times publisher, Fidelis Anosike, and his heartthrob, prominent Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, will exchange marital vows during a white wedding ceremony in England this weekend.

Friends and family will be present for the couple’s vow-exchange ceremony in a 900-year-old abbey England, which will follow their traditional wedding from April of this year.

Similar to her traditional wedding, it is expected that the white wedding will be star-studded, as on Rita’s bridal train are actors Michelle Dede and Kate Henshaw.

Recall that Rita Dominic refuted rumours that she and her husband had welcomed twins.

it was rumored that the Nollywood actress and her spouse, Fidelis Anosike, welcomed twins recently and many social media fans flocked to the actress’ social media profiles in response to the report to express their utter pleasure and to congratulate the pair.

Reacting to this development, Rita Dominic went on her official Twitter account to refute the claims.

In similar vein, recall that recently, the Nollywood actor had hinted that she prefers to keep her relationship private but not hidden.

According to her, an ideal relationship is one in which people know about the relationship but never get to know about their private lives

In a relationship that’s private but not secret, people know we are together but don’t know anything about us.” There’s a difference between privacy and secrecy. And to me, that’s perfect.” The thespian posted on Instagram.

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Why I Dated Kanye West – Julia Fox

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Italian-American actress Julia Fox has revealed why she dated Kanye West. According to her, it was her way of getting him off Kim Kardashian’s back amid the divorce.

She recently discussed her brief relationship with the American rapper in a two-minute TikTok video. They dated from January to February, earlier this year.

Being a fan of both West and the Kardashians, she initially ignored his advances but eventually decided gave in to get him off Kim’s back.

When I had a fashion line 10 years ago, [the Kardashians] bought our clothes and sold them in their stores, so I’ve always had, like, a love for Kim. Like, the big three. Khloé, Kim, Kourtney, those are my girls,” she stated.

Fox also revealed that she ignored the advances because she didn’t want to be in a relationship with a celebrity again, given that they are boring.

In her words, “He was texting me. I wasn’t really answering. I was like, ‘I don’t want to hook up with a celebrity again.’ Like, nothing ever comes of it. They’re kinda boring, like, they’re not what you think they’re going to be like. I was like, ‘Oh my God. Maybe I can get him off of Kim’s case. Like, ‘Maybe I can distract him, like, just get him to like me. And I knew if anyone can do it, it’s me because when I set my mind to something, I do it.”

The video is Fox’s response after being publicly accused of “dating a famously violent misogynist and anti-Semite.”

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Ayra Starr Becomes First Female Artiste to Record 11 Entries on Turntable Charts

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Ayra Starr becomes the first female artiste to record 11 entries on aggregate charts, passing Tiwa Savage (10) for the most entries among female artistes.

“Xtra Cool” tallied 4.15 million streams (No. 1 on streaming) and 62.7 million in radio reach (No. 1 on radio, third week at No. 1) and 10.2 million in TV reach (No. 6 on TV).

It spends a second week at No. 1on the Nigeria Top 100 – tallying its best week yet across all platforms this week.

The rest of the top four remains unchanged:

Kizz Daniel & EMPIRE’s “Cough (ODO) at No. 2 for another week after logging three weeks atop the Top 100; Tiwa Savage & Asake’s “Loaded” is steady at No. 3 while Ayra Starr’s former 3-week No. 1, “Rush” holds at No. 4.

Wizkid’s “2 Sugar” with Ayra Starr debuts at No. 5 with 2.63 million streams (No. 4 on streaming) and 29.4 million in radio reach (No. 15 on radio) and 1.72 million in TV reach.

“2 Sugar” is Wizkid’s milestone tenth top 10 entry in Nigeria while Ayra Starr records her sixth (she also gets her seventh but more on that later in the rundown).

Asake’s “Joha” slips 5-6 after peaking at No. 2 on the Top 100.

Mavin’s “Won Da Mo” fires into the top ten at No. 7, jumping forty-seven places from last week. The song features the label’s entire roster ensuring that every artiste signed under Mavin now has at least one top 10 entry in Nigeria. (Bayanni is the only artiste who gets his first top ten with “Won Da Mo.”)

This is also Mavin’s second top 10 entry as a billed artiste – following the No. 2-peaking “Overloading (Overdose)”

Also, Ayra Starr becomes the first female artiste to record multiple top ten entries in a week – 3 on this week’s top 10. She joins Asake, Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Olamide and Omah Lay as the only artistes to have at least three top ten entries in a week.

Additionally, she extends her record for most top ten entries in Nigeria by female artiste to 7.

Wizkid’s “Money & Love” holds at No. 8 following arrival of More Love, Less Ego album.

Seyi Vibez’s “Chance (Na Ham)” jumps 16-9 on this week’s Top 100. “Chance (Na Ham)” is Seyi Vibez’s second top ten entry off Billion Dollar Baby – joining “Billion Dollar” which debuted and peaked at No. 10 earlier in 2022.

“Chance” tallied 2.11 million streams (No. 8 on streaming) and 29.5 million in radio reach (No. 15 on radio) – it is Seyi Vibez’s first top 20 entry on radio.

Bella Shmurda & Omah Lay’s “Philo” retreats 6-10.

All the songs on Wizkid’s More Love, Less Ego are on this week’s Top 100; as a result, Wizkid becomes the first artiste to have multiple albums to send all tracks to an aggregate chart in Nigeria.

Ruger’s “Asiwaju” and “Red Flags” debut at No. 70 and No. 89 respectively on the Top 100 off two days of availability during the tracking week.

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