Oko Iyabo: Iyabo Ojo reacts to Yomi Fabiyi’s Baba Ijesha-inspired rape story film.

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Iyabo Ojo, a popular Nollywood actress, has made headlines yet again for her spat with Yomi Fabiyi, with whom she has been at odds in recent weeks.

Yomi Fabiyi has been under criticism following the premiere of his latest film, ‘Oko Iyabo,’ due to the film’s content.

Fabiyi includes characters with the names of those involved in the case, including actors Iyabo Ojo and Olarenwaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, in the film, which premiered on YouTube on July 4, 2021.

 

The film begins with a scenario in which Iyabo, played by a child actress, tells a classmate that she wants to be a prostitute when she grows up.

Fabiyi presents the frightening CCTV tape again in the film, but this time he depicts Baba Ijesha’s little victim as his consenting lover.

The embarrassing situation has caused outrage on social media, with social media savvy Nigerians condemning the actor for attempting to falsify facts in the current sexual assault case against Baba Ijesha.

 

This will not sit well with Iyabo Ojo, who has been hitting Yomi Fabiyi back to back after he drummed support for Baba Ijesha when his rape allegations hit the Internet.

Iyabo Ojo took to Instagram to share a long write up, calling on the Yoruba movie industry heads to do something about the new movie he just released.

She wrote:

“The events of the past few weeks involving one of our colleagues before the Court has drawn lots of reactions from different quarters, however, it is necessary we exercise patience, so we don’t fall into the danger of intruding into the sacred issues already instituted. Yet, civility demand all parties, both those directly involved and other interested parties hesitate from being too emotional or bias about the plague of children molestation ravaging our society. Therefore, as a victim of s*xual violence and stakeholder in film industry, we are oblige to jealously guard our actions and activities not to jeopardise the very cherished societal values we hold dear to our hearts. It is no longer news that, Yomi Fabiyi just released a movie, titled, “oko iyabo” that portrayed a young girl with the mischievous career goal to be a prostitute. I’m honestly waiting our elders in the industry to grant another press conference and address the sad issue on a movie that promote abuse and ridicules a girl child, been gross violation of the fundamental human right to dignity and more so, againt the child rights law of Lagos state. This is even against the court ruling that individuals should refrain from commenting or doing anything that would undermine the powers of the court or unduly influence the proceedings in court. It is tragic to see a movie teaching our children that it is right to have a relationship with an adult. The President of Tampan @mrlatin1510 our elders @princejidekosoko @adebayo.salam should swing into action and caution the producer and all persons involved in this film. Ironically, Yomi call himself a friend and junior colleague to baba ijesha yet at every slightest opportunity, you are using his situation to your advantage, to project your fame. You call yourself a human right activist but yet you have subjected a minor and girl to more ridicule and abuse. Take note, an army of bias adults and myopic persons can never silence my voice. The narration of the dastardly act cannot be misinterpreted. No adult should be allowed to intimidate or deprive that 14years old girl from getting justice. The wheel of justice grind slowly but justice shall be served.”

 


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