LAGOS GOVT TO PROSECUTE YOMI FABIYI OVER CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE ‘OKO IYABO’
The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, on Monday told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that Fabiyi produced a movie entitled “Oko Iyabo,” based on the court proceedings of June 24, 2021.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias ‘Baba Ijesha’ is facing a six-count charge bordering on the indecent treatment of a child, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault by penetration at the court.
Adeyemi told the court on Monday that despite warnings during proceedings of June 24 that the matter was sub judice and, therefore, prohibited from public discussion elsewhere, Fabiyi went ahead and made a movie about the facts of the case.
The DPP noted that the movie, which was aired after the proceedings of June 24, breached the Judge’s directives by revealing sensitive information about the case which is before the court.
“Despite the warnings of this honourable court, an actor called Yomi Fabiyi went ahead and made a movie about the facts of this case.
“He used real names of the parties and witnesses in this matter in the movie. Our application is to exclude him, his privies and his agents from proceedings in court.
“He is not in court at the moment but his representatives may be in court. This is contempt of court and we intend to prosecute him and bring him before this court,” the DPP said.
Reacting, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo expressed displeasure about the development and ordered for an investigation.
“This case is sub judice and you are not to be making videos and disparaging comments on social media. This needs to be investigated,” the judge said.
Responding to the allegations, the lead defence counsel, Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), said that though he was aware of the movie, it was filmed before the criminal case began in court.
“The movie is about the controversy between two artistes – Yomi Fabiyi and Iyabo Ojo. I saw the movie on YouTube.
“The two of them are supporters on different sides. Fabiyi is one supporter and Ojo is another supporter.
“This movie is about the controversy between both of them and they are not parties to this case,” Awosika said.
Justice Taiwo reiterated the fact that the allegations against Fabiyi should be investigated by authorities to enable legal actions to be taken against him if he is found culpable.
NAN reports that famous Nollywood actress; Ms Iyabo Ojo, was in court during the proceedings.
NAN reports that the Nollywood actress and the foster mother of the complainant, Ms Damilola Adekoya alias Princess, had begun their testimonies as witnesses for the state.
TAMPAN SUSPENDS YOMI FABIYI INDEFINITELY OVER CONTROVERSIAL FILM
The association found Yomi Fabiyi guilty of gross professional misconduct and unethical practices.
The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended actor Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely over his controversial feature film ‘Oko Iyabo’.
According to a press statement released on July 9, 2021, the association found the actor guilty of a number of misconducts including attempting to cause social crisis with the film, using the real names of the people involved and factual events without their consent, and negatively impacting the reputation of the association.
The statement further revealed that while Fabiyi insisted that it was well within his human rights to produce the film, his co-director, Dele Matti admitted guilt and was suspended for three months.
Recall the directors were invited to appear before the association’s Ethnic, Conflict and Resolution committee on Thursday July 8, 2021. The cast of the movie have also been summoned to appear before the committee on July 24, 2021.
Fabiyi’s ‘Oko Iyabo’ sparked outrage after a scene from the film went viral on Monday. In the scandalous scene, Fabiyi depicted the CCTV footage of Baba Ijesha molesting his 14-year-old victim but depicted her as a consenting adult in a romantic relationship with the embattled actor.
YOMI FABIYI DEBUTS FILM BASED ON BABA IJESHA’S SEXUAL ASSAULT CASe
The film titled ‘Oko Iyabo’ portrays Princess’s underage foster daughter as Baba Ijesha’s lover.
Controversial Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has debuted a new feature based on the ongoing sexual assault case involving colleague Baba Ijesha and comedian Princess.
In the film titled ‘Oko Iyabo’, Fabiyi depicts Baba Ijesha as a victim of a set up orchestrated by Princess. The characters in the film take on the names of the individuals involved in the case including actress, Iyabo Ojo whom the story seemingly centers around.
YOMI FABIYI REMAINs SYMPATHETIC TOWARDS BABA IJESHA
Nollywood actor believes there are special forces out to make Baba Ijesha remain in prison, has he continues to hammer on alleged child molester Baba ijesha’s innocence.
Baba Ijesha was denied bail and remained in detention following the child molestation allegation levelled against him on Wednesday, June 16,2021.
In his latest statement to clear the name of the disgraced actor, he said there is no concrete evidence against Baba Ijesha because according to him, the victim insists that at no time did the actor defile her.
“Baba Ijesha never had sex with her at any time. Baba Ijesha never applied any force that may exhibit any intention to rape”, he wrote.
“Yet they want a past seven years purported event based on oral evidence with no single authentic proof added to the charges which will enable a HIGH COURT have jurisdiction to work on the case. Bail is not guilty or innocent verdict”.
He also at one allegedly point that the Foster mother of the molested child COMEDIAN PRINCESS and ACTRESS IYABO OJO plan to kill Baba Ijesha, if he is granted bail.
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