Popular Yoruba Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, has appealed his five-year jail term at the Lagos Division of the Appeal Court.

Baba Ijesha urged the Appeal Court to set aside his conviction by a Lagos State High Court for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.

On July 12, 2022, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo (retd.) of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, convicted the Yoruba Nollywood actor to five years imprisonment over the sexual assault of a minor.

Dissatisfied with the judgment, Baba Ijesha approached the Appeal Court to challenge the term.

Baba Ijesha, through his counsel, Kayode Olabiran on Tuesday, told the Appeal Court that his client was set up and that he acted according to a script that he was invited to act on by his colleague.

“The appellant was set up. The appellant is an actor. He acted in a script that he was invited to act by his colleague (PW1), Damilola Adekoya,” he said.

But the Director of Public Prosecution, Babajide Martins, urged the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit and also a misconception.

He urged the court to affirm the judgment of the lower court.