Veteran actor, Deji Aderemi has disclosed that he finds no fault in Baba Ijesha who is accused of defiling a minor as sleeping with one another is paramount in the Nollywood industry.
Speaking at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Lagos where Baba Ijesha was arraigned for defiling a minor and has been granted bail, Aderemi alleged that some persons deliberately set up the actor.
He further disclosed that sleeping with one another in the industry is common.
‘I came to court because they said somebody slept with someone. This is a normal thing in our industry. Even you reporters, would you say you do not sleep with each other? It is something that happens every day in the industry. If this person has done something wrong, they should reprimand him rather than laying false accusations on him.
There is no successful female actor that would say that she has not been slept with in the industry before.
They now planned for him. This issue hurts so many people. I know it will never be well with them. They turned another person’s child into a prisoner. Because of what? They laid a false allegation against him.
I came to the proceedings today to come and learn from it to learn life lessons. These are the same people that he has eaten with before. How come they are now laying such an allegation on him.
Since I started acting, I have never heard of such a thing before. It isn’t like this thing doesn’t happen but I am surprised it is going to court.”
He said he called Iyabo Ojo to drop the case against the actor but she dropped the call on him.
‘‘I called Iyabo Ojo and I told her that she is a child among us. I told her that as her father I want her to forget the case. Iyabo asked me if I would like such a thing to happen to my daughter?. I told her that I was talking to her as her father. She hung the phone on me. Princess hasn’t been vocal. It is Iyabo we have been seeing doing different recordings.
How much did they collect from Iyabo that she reached this height in her career? Have they not slept with her also? We know everything. It is not a new thing in our circle.”
Aderemi disclosed that the accusation pertaining to Baba Ijesha isn’t a case of rape. He said when he and other elders heard about the allegations, it didn’t come as a surprise because they sleep with one another in the industry.
“In mosques they sleep with themselves, in churches they sleep with themselves. They planned for him. God will plan for them as well” he said
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