TAMPAN Summons Yomi Fabiyi Over Controversial Movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’

Yoruba actor, Yomi Fabiyi has been summoned by the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association over his recently released movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’. Which depicted a real-life case involving a fellow actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

The association made this known in a statement titled, ‘”Oko Iyabo” TAMPAN summons Yomi Fabiyi.’

The minor in the case is the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess, and actresses like Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing, Tonto Dikeh, had spoken in support of the minor.

Yomi Fabiyi who stood by his friend Baba Ijesha during the case, released the movie a few days after Baba Ijesha was released on N2m bail.

The statement read, “The TAMPAN Committee on Ethics, Conflict and Resolution wishes to inform the general public that the association has summoned Mr. Yomi Fabiyi who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film titled “OKO IYABO” to appear before it on Thursday 11th July 2021.

“This invitation becomes very necessary because of the controversy that the subject matter of his film has generated which is against our ethic and virtue.

“Despite that, we realize that the film has sparked off another round of public dissension that may bring polemic against TAMPAN and our good members if we fail to nip the bud of the controversy.

“We hereby implore the general public and the parties concerned to please exercise patience as our eminent association is on top of this issue and will certainly ensure fairness and justice.”

Meanwhile, Yomi has taken to his Instagram to state that the inspiration behind his recently releassed movie ‘Oko Iyabo’ was never to mock issues concerning children such as rape but the aim was to correct child abuse, assault and other vices in society.

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