Sexual Assault: TAMPAN Summons Yomi Fabiyi Following Release Of New Movie About Baba Ijesha’s Case
The association made this known on Monday in a statement titled, ‘”Oko Iyabo” TAMPAN summons Yomi Fabiyi.’
Baba Ijesha is being tried on a six-count charge which includes sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault.
The film star, who was accused of defiling a minor, was earlier granted bail with his trial scheduled to begin on July 26.
However on Sunday, Fabiyi, who has been a prominent figure in the case, put out the movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo’, wherein he detailed his own version of the “incidents that led to the arrest and trial of his embattled colleague.”
The project’s characters take on the names of others also involved in the case including comedian, who is the foster mother of the alleged victim, Princess and actress, Iyabo Ojo, who has been calling for justice for the abused girl, whom the story seemingly centers around.
Iyabo Ojo’s character is portrayed first as a young child from a dysfunctional home. Princess’s foster daughter is also portrayed as a young woman in a consenting sexual with Baba Ijesha.
The movie was, however, met with an avalanche of backlashes on social media, especially Twitter, wherein users slammed Fabiyi for making a movie about a case that was still in court.
Reacting, TAMPAN, in a statement, condemned the movie, stating that it has gone against their ethics and virtue.
According to the press statement, Fabiyi will appear before its committee on the 11th of July, 2021.
The statement reads;
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.