'I met Baba Ijesha in 2008, I refused his offer when he asked me out - Princess tells court

The comedian says they became close after her marriage crashed.

Comedian Princess and actor Baba Ijesha [Instagram/PrincessComedian] [Instagram/BabaIjesha]

Nigerian comedian Princess has told a court that she refused to date alleged child molester Baba Ijesha when he asked out after the met years ago.

The comedian made this known at the Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja, in charge of the molestation case against the actor on Monday, July 25, 2021.

According to Princess, she met Baba Ijesha in 2008 at an event and they decided to start a comedy skit business.

The comedian also claimed Baba Ijesha asked her out in the process of their work relationship but she rejected his proposal.

Princess said she got close to the actor afterwards, especially after her marriage crashed around 2013.

She also revealed how she invested in Baba Ijesha’s education, a claim she had made months ago.

She went on to narrate how the disgraced actor molested her foster daughter.

Among those who were in the court were Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo and the defendant, Baba Ijesha.

Baba Ijesha was detained in April 22, 2021, after the Lagos State Police Command announced his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the care of Princess.

The actor is being charged on six counts of sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault.

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