Actor Yomi Fabiyi has taken to Instagram to defend his disgraced colleague Olanrewaju James, aka Baba Ijesha and called on the law to punish the victim’s mother instead.
Following the 16-year prison sentence of Baba Ijesha by an Ikeja court on Thursday for indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, and attempted sexual assault, Fabiyi blamed comedienne Princess and asked the law to imprison her for 10-years for parental negligence which led to the repeated sexual abuse of her child.
“CHILDREN ARE MEANT TO BE PROTECTED. And I will insist that PARENTAL NEGLIGENCE is equally punishable under section 30(3) Child Rights Act. It is an imprisonment for ten years!” he said.
He went on to say that Baba Ijesha should be allowed to appeal his sentence.
He wrote: “The DEFENDANT(Baba Ijesha) NOT found guilty of The defilement(rape) with CAR KEY as charged(1&6) for lack of evidence, which he still denied ever committing BUT has been found guilty of few other charges bothering on sexual assault(as seen in the video 2,3,4,5). Any indecent act against children is unacceptable and I have never and will never support such.”
“However, if the defendant insists that he is innocent of the other charges. It is within his rights if he chooses to appeal. And if he exhausts all options and the judgement stands, he should serve his term and I hope he will learn his lessons and turn a new leaf.”