Dada Awosika (SAN), lead counsel to Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James, aka Baba Ijesha, says he won’t be short of those who would troll him online for defending the embattled thespian.
Baba Ijesha has been mired in a rape case over allegation that he had carnal knowledge of a minor in the care of popular comedienne, Princess.
Awosika made the comment on Thursday during proceedings on the actor’s bail application before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
“This defendant has been completely ruined on social media.
“The witness, Princess Adekoya, has even posted videos and published supposed CCTV footage.
“Is it the same social media that there are anonymous accounts, how do they know it is the defendant’s family sending the threats?
“I have proof of the mother of the child posting videos on social media; does she have proof that the defendant’s people are the ones issuing threats.
“The Iyabo Ojos of this world would be cursing over social media. I am sure that I will be cursed on social media for making an appearance for the defendant,” News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted him as saying.