The Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja has again adjourned the trial of Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju James Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha for alleged sexual assault, till September 27, 2021.
Recall that the actor who is being tried on a six-count charge which includes sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault, officially commenced his trial on July 26, 2021.
On the 27th of July, the trial was adjourned to August 11 and 12, 2021 after the application for adjournment was filed for by the lead counsel to Baba Ijesha, Babatunde Ogala.
However, when TheCable Lifestyle arrived the court on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the registrar, Ibrahim Hassan announced that the trial would not hold as scheduled, stating that the judges are currently on a retreat.
In a notice also sighted by TheCable Lifestyle, Kazeem Alogba, the state chief judge, said all the judges would be on long vacation between August 16 till September 17.
The prosecution team, led by Olayinka Adeyemi, the state director of public prosecution (DPP), is expected to present its remaining witnesses in the case when the trial resumes.