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Iyabo Ojo, Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Aigbe react to Fabiyi’s movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’


Iyabo Ojo, Mercy Aigbe, Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actresses, Iyabo Ojo, Tonto Dikeh, and Mercy Aigbe have slammed Yomi Fabiyi on his new movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’.

WuzupNigeria reported that the film titled ‘Oko Iyabo’ portrays Princess’ underage foster daughter as Baba Ijesha’s consenting lover.

‘Oko Iyabo’ which was released on YouTube on July 4, 2021, features characters with names of individuals involved in the case including actors Iyabo Ojo, Olarenwaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha.

Yomi Fabiyi who had taken sides with Baba Ijesha during the case, released the movie a few days after he was released on bail.

Many fans berated Fabiyi for creating such a movie and worse still using the names ‘Princess’ and ‘Iyabo’ to depict the real-life situation.

Reacting to the movie, Iyabo Ojo, said, “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 demands all parties, both those directly involved and other interested parties to hesitate from being too emotional or biased about the plague of child molestation ravaging our society.

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“Therefore, as a victim of sexual violence and stakeholder in the film industry, we are obliged to jealously guard our actions and activities not to jeopardize 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 for our elders in the industry to grant another press conference and address the sad issue of a movie that promotes abuse and ridicules a girl child, being a gross violation of the fundamental human right to dignity and more so, against 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.

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“The President of TAMPAN (Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association) @mrlatin1510 our elders @princejidekosoko @adebayo.salam should swing into action and caution the producer and all persons involved in this film.

“Ironically, Yomi calls 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 rights activist but yet you have subjected a minor and girl to more ridicule and abuse.

“Take note, an army of biased 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 14 years old girl from getting justice.

“The wheel of justice grinds slowly but justice shall be served.

In the same vein, Tonto Dikeh criticized Fabiyi as she said; “Yomi, I have intentionally stayed off your opinion in recent matters.

“But what you have just done by capitalizing on the pain and agony of a molested child and the slap in the mother’s face, I am ashamed I know you.

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“It’s a slap on all rape victims(dead or alive). Yomi, I expected better of you. My prayer for you is that you find men and women who will fight for your children if they see injustice but God forbid they ever see it.

“I can’t tell a grown man what to do but I sincerely hope there is a part of the law that can handle this ‘bully’.

“I wouldn’t disrespect you nor will I hate you. I don’t feed you, so I add no value but I will look you in the eyes and tell you the damn truth. You’re wrong.

“What you have done is disgusting and it’s called bullying.

“You have displayed bitterness and anger. This has nothing to do with your support for an accused rapist. This is your heart coming out to dance.”

Mercy Aigbe also reacting to his movie said; “As I said to you over the phone, you are a disgrace.”

“How on earth would you make a mockery of someone’s agonizing pain! How????? Only a wicked soul would do that!!!!! Just that particular scene I saw of your movie is insensitive, utterly distasteful and disgusting!”