Comedienne Damilola Adekoya, aka Princess, has revealed the circumstances behind the CCTV she installed in her Lagos apartment to ‘catch’ actor Baba Ijesha who is alleged to have defiled her foster daughter.
Baba Ijesha is on trial and Princess is testifying against her.
They used to be friends.
In her submission in the court, she said the CCTV was expensive but her mission to bait Baba Ijesha was key.
She said: “The CCTV man, Mr. Brown ,set up the CCTV in the house. He owns a surveillance company. I don’t know the name, I only know Mr. Brown. I didn’t know the make of the CCTV camera used.
“Immediately I moved to the house, my landlord advised me to put a CCTV in the house, after asking for the price, I felt it was too high ” she told the court.
But in her statement submitted to the police as read in the court, she said she was advised by her friends and family who told her to set up the CCTV to get the fact which she did.
“When I spoke with my friend and mom, they told me to set up CCTV, I pleaded with the CCTV guys to help install it that it was urgent.
“Then on Monday 19th April 2021, I invited Baba Ijesha to my house for a script conference, which he did. Unknown to him there were CCTV planted in my house.”
When Princess was asked why she left the foster daughter with Baba Ijesha despite the prior allegation, she said: “The initial plan was to confront him but in the process I knew it could get violent, the installation was to capture if the scene would get violent.
“I did not believe he (Baba Ijesha) would repeat the same function now that she is grown.”