Iya Rainbow: I begged Princess to drop charges against Baba Ijesha

Iya Rainbow: I begged Princess to drop charges against Baba Ijesha

Veteran Nollywood actress, Iya Rainbow has disclosed that she urged actress-comedian, Princess to drop the rape charges leveled against her colleague, Baba Ijesha real name Olanrewaju Omiyinka for allegedly assaulting her 14-year-old ward.


Iya Rainbow is renowned as one of the oldest thespians in the entertainment industry.


Nollywood actress, Idowu Phillips, popularly known as Iya Rainbow; says she pleaded with Comedienne Princess for four days in order to drop the case of alleged child molestation against Baba Ijesha but she refused.

Speaking in a recent chat with BBC Yoruba, Iya Rainbow said she did everything humanly possible to get Princess not to escalate the case but she did not succumb.


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According to her, she said now that Baba Ijesha has been released; things have to be resolved amicably among the theatre practitioners.

“Before the matter was settled; I asked the princess for four days not to take the matter to court.

I urge her not to let this matter get louder; but she refused.

Now, see how the whole thing played out,” she said.

She also stated that either Baba Ijesha is guilty or not, their group must rise up and settle things amicably.


She, however; prayed for peace to reign among each of the parties involved so that the case will be resolved.

Recall Baba Ijesha was granted N2 million bail a couple of days ago.

The judge, however, said that the actor must perfect the bail terms and conditions within the next seven days.

She said the trial would begin on July 26 through 27 and 28 respectively.


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