Footage of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) which captured actor Baba ijesha allegedly sexually molesting comedian Princess foster child was on Monday, July 26 admitted as evidence by special offence courts Unit of the Lagos state high court.
This was announced after Olayinka Adeyemi, thenstate director of Public prosecution (DPP) presented three witnesses including comedienne Princess against the actor who is being tried on a six-point charge treatment of a child, and sexual assault.
Shortly after Princess gave an account of what transpired, Adeyemi presented a CD copy of the CCTV footage before the court as evidence.
Babatunde ogala, Baba ineshas counsel opposed this, stating that the CCTV footage was not “Primary evidence”.
Ogala said that “Primary evidence is not secondary evidence. The maker of the CCTV footage is the primary Evidence. The CD is secondary evidence which is not admissible.
Justice oluwatoyin however irked that the footage can be admitted in the case as the witness and prosecution had laid enough foundation for its admission.