TAMPAN summons Yomi Fabiyi over the controversial new film “Oko Iyabo”
Actor Yomi Fabiyi has been called by the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) over his controversial new film “Oko Iyabo.”
The actor was accused of producing a film on Baba Ijesha’s rape story using genuine names of people involved in the case, as well as making it appear as though the youngster was having an affair with Baba Ijesha, who is currently facing child molestation and sexual abuse charges.
TAMPAN’s Director of Research and Documentation, Yemi Amodu, said Fabiyi was invited because the film has caused new divisions within the organization and the general public.
TAMPAN went on to say that the issue created by the film’s subject matter is contrary to its ethics and virtue. The general public has been encouraged to be patient because “justice will be delivered.”
The statement read;
“The TAMPAN Committee on Ethics, Conflict and Resolution wishes to inform the general public that the association has summoned Mr. Yomi Fabiyi who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film titled “OKO IYABO” to appear before it on Thursday 11th July 2021.
“This invitation becomes very necessary because of the controversy that the subject matter of his film has generated which is against our ethic and virtue.
“Despite that, we realize that the film has sparked off another round of dissension between TAMPAN and the public; this is unacceptable to us and unsuitable to what we represent.
“We hereby implore the general public and the parties concerned to please exercise patience as our eminent association is on top of this issue and will certainly ensure fairness and justice.”