Lagos To Prosecute Yomi Fabiyi Over Controversial Movie

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The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) is set to prosecute actor, Yomi Fabiyi for the production of his controversial film ‘Oko Iyabo’.

DPP director Olayinka Adeyemi, on Monday July 26, disclosed to the Ikeja Special Offences court, the actor’s breach of the court’s directives with the movie that depicted facts of Baba Ijesha’s ongoing sexual assault case.

“Despite the warning of this honourable court, an actor called Yomi Fabiyi went ahead and made a movie about the facts of this case,” Adeyemi said.

“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.

“This is contempt of court and we intend to prosecute him and bring him before this court,” she added.

The presiding Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo expressed dissatisfaction at the development and ordered an investigation to enable legal actions if found in contempt of court as accused.

Recall that in July, the umbrella body of Yoruba filmmakers, TAMPAN had indefinitely suspended Mr Fabiyi, along with his director, Dele Matti over the movie.

The controversial film was based on a lead character named Iyabo portrayed the events from the viral CCTV footage of Omiyinka Olanrewaju aka Baba Ijesha and his victim.

In the film which has since been pulled down from YouTube, Fabiyi depicted the embattled actor as innocent and in a consensual relationship with the minor.

S.S./Pulse