For “Oko Iyabo” Movie, Theatre Practitioners Suspends Actor Yomi Fabiyi

Controversial actor Yomi Fabiyi, has been suspended for making a movie titled “Oko Iyabo.”

The movie is believed to be themed after the sexual abuse case involving a fellow actor, Baba Ijesa.

Fabiyi has been at loggerheads with a fellow actor Iyabo Ojo who had insisted that Baba Ijesa must be jailed. 

Fabiyi has made attempts to absolve the embattled actor. 

Ojo has been very vociferous in her clamour that the law must take its full course.

But the Theater and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association on Friday suspended Fabiyi for making the movie.

“Having listened to the detailed defense of Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film ‘Oko Iyabo’ and his Co-Director, Mr. Dele Matti, the Ethic, Conflict and Resolution Committee hereby found them guilty of professional misconduct and unethical practices.

“Although Mr. Yomi Fabiyi insisted that it is his fundamental human right to use his creative talent to produce films that will tell his own account of the trending issue but his Co-Director admitted his fault and regretted his involvement in the film.”

TAMPAN pointed out that except “the work of art is a ‘Cinema Verite’, no one is allowed to use real name(s) of other person(s) in a feature film. Therefore, it is professional misconduct to use real name(s), stories and factual events of person(s) without their consent not to talk of a plot that is denigrating to that person.

“That the story, plot, theme, title, dialogue, names and general content of the film ‘Oko Iyabo’ is a factual presentation that may give rise to prejudice since the matter is already In court.

“His misconducts and unethical practices have impacted negatively on the image and reputation of our association. His Co-Director Mr. Dele Matti having shown remorse and admitted his guilt is hereby suspended for 3months.”

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