Ikeja Special Offences Court has adjourned until September 27, the trial of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha charged with alleged defilement.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the trial which was scheduled to continue on Wednesday did not hold due to the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, who currently attending a Judges Retreat alongside other members of the Lagos State Judiciary.
The registrars at her court however informed the NAN correspondent that the new trial date has been communicated to all the parties to the suit.
Baba Ijesha who was arraigned on June 24 is charged with six counts bordering on defilement of a minor.
The prosecution led by Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has so far presented two witnesses for the prosecution.
The first prosecution witness was a popular actress and comedienne, Ms Damilola Adekoya alias Princess who is the foster mother of the minor (name withheld) while the second prosecution witness is the minor.The two prosecution witnesses testified against the embattled actor at the last court proceedings held on July 27. (Punch)