Popular comedienne, Damilola Adekoya, better known as Princess, has said she did not authorise the release of the close circuit television (CCTV) footage which showed Olanrewaju Omiyinka, a Nollywood actor popularly known as Baba Ijesha, molesting a minor girl kept in her custody.
Princess made this known in a disclaimer issued by her solicitors, Ibilola Subair Law Firm, on Sunday.
There has been public outcry following the revelation that Baba Ijesha allegedly raped the foster-daughter of Princess when she was seven years old, and molested her recently at 14 years old.
The recent act was captured on CCTV and was uploaded by the Punch on Sunday, sparking a deluge of reactions from Nigerians both online and offline.
But in the disclaimer signed on her behalf by Ibilola Subair, the comedienne disavowed any responsibility for the publication of the footage by the newspaper.
The disclaimer partly read: “We are solicitors to Princess Damilola Adekoya (Comedian) hereinafter referred to as our client and on whose behalf we issue this notice to the general public.
“Our client disclaims any liability or responsibility whatsoever that arises from the publication of the video on the internet or any other social media platform showing Olanrewaju James Omiyinka (Baba Ijesha) molesting our client’s foster daughter.
“Our client did not authorise the release of the CCTV footage by PUNCH MEDIA or any other person whatsoever.
“Our client expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss, however, arising from the content of the CCTV footage released to the general public through Punch Media.”
The newspaper has subsequently deleted the CCTV footage from its website after criticism from the public – despite it having gone viral.