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Princess, famous comedian narrates battle with depression after daughter’s molestation

Ayodele Olalere

Princess, the famous comedian popularly known as  Damilola Adekoya, has narrated how she battled with  depression after her foster daughter was sexually molested by the now convicted Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka also known as Baba Ijesha.

According to her, in spite of presenting evidence to the police , the police had initially refused to fight for the girl by prosecuting the offender, adding the manner the defense counsel also argued the matter in court in attempts to absolve the convict of the offense, further compounded her depression.

During an interview on a popular entertainment programme aired on the television station. Princess explained that she was in the hospital when the court delivered judgment on the case.

“I was in the hospital when the judge sentenced Baba Ijesha over his actions and the reason for my being in the hospital was because I was battling depression.

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“I was depressed when the case was been dragged on too long and the situation became worse when I handed over the major evidence against Baba Ijesha to the Lagos Police Command as well as redeployment of the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) in charge of the case and replaced with another,” she said.

Princess noted that efforts to quickly get over the depression proved abortive after she realised the huge number of people involved in the case against Baba Ijesha and her case.

“I was not the one molested but I felt pained by the act, considering the trauma that the victims may be going through”, she added.