Yomi Fabiyi has reacted to the Lagos recount authorities’s blueprint to prosecute him for his most up-to-date film, Oko Iyabo.Nigerians who hold viewed the film remark it depicts a rape controversy surrounding his colleague, Baba Ijesha, and comedienne Princess’ foster daughter. Yomi is accused of the usage of the names of of us serious about the case as inspiration for the movie’s characters. Yomi has been a vocal supporter of Baba Ijesha since his imprisonment in April.
The Lagos Squawk Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said in July that it would pursue Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi for contempt of court over the making of the film “Oko Iyabo.”
READ ALSO: Cubana Chief Priest Advises Fans To Revel in The Minute Money In Their Account, Fans ReactYomi claimed he shouldn’t be made a scapegoat because he demanded a “lovely hearing, equity, and justice” within the trial of his colleague, Baba Ijesha, in an Instagram submit.
He released a video from when Iyabo Ojo and others invaded the Squawk Felony Investigation and Intelligence Division SCID to tell Baba Ijesha’s impending free up.
”On the 26th July, 2021, an ambush was as soon as laid in opposition to me in Lagos Excessive Court, the assign the recount prosecutor asked the grab to explain my trial on “CONTEMPT OF COURT” on a movie I made “OKO IYABO”. Win for the proactive effort of Baba Ijesha’s defence team, Barr. Dada Awosika(SAN), Barr. Babatunde Ogala(SAN) and the team, they did an even wanting job to keep the day and argue my case.
What I suspect is that the prosecutor did no longer peek the movie, they obtained swayed by TAMPAN’s LETTER, the trailer, title and social media noise. The principle idea of the movie isn’t any longer about the case in court, the few scenes connected to what has been leaked publicly was as soon as recreated to give artistic interpretation.
All as soon as more, the movie was as soon as written & shot 2nd to 6th June, 2021, ever earlier than the court known as off their strike. The explain for events to the case no longer to commentary publicly was as soon as given on the 24th June, 2021. The principle narrative traverses spherical Iyabo & Yomi, they have to no longer peep or occasion to the case. Iyabo did many videos with Yomi’s paunchy names mentioned and dragged him for stressful FAIR TRIAL.
Accurate title of the survivor was as soon as no longer at anytime worn. I intentionally dodged the usage of paunchy names, image or tell of any persons straight linked.
Some storylines are continum, if as a creator you hold a destroy point, you can film to the restrict of what is readily available even though the case is in court. Ignore those inventing unique unlawful prison pointers. Freedom of expression is a constitutional lovely Filmmakers revel in. When you are going to ever make stronger a criticism on a movie, guarantee you can very successfully be hiding leisurely a honest critic, who has performed thorough investigation and communicate from uncooked info and working out.
It’s incandescent to later peek publications that Lagos Authorities vows to prosecute me. I appreciate the Governor, DPP and the court. What I understand is her Lordship told is that, could silent they must reach up with charges, they MUST study successfully and be sure that right motive(s), which I doubt there would possibly per chance be any. I am legislation abiding and a SORRY for doing my job is an oppression.
I could silent never be made a scapegoat for campaigning for FAIR TRIAL, EQUAL JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION of all events in this Baba Ijesha’s case.