Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has launched a series of attacks on male colleague Yomi Fabiyi over what is generally regarded as his disgraceful support for comedian Baba Ijesha, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
The actress’ action comes on the day comedienne Princess confirmed that the victim is one of six children kept in her care because she could not have a child of her own.
Yomi is leading a campaign that the CCTV recording said to have been made of Baba Ijesha assaulting the girl should be made public.
Iyabo thinks the suggestion is irresponsible and made her position known in two videos she uploaded to Instagram on Wednesday.
According to the 43-year-old, Yomi’s bizarre campaign for Baba Ijesha has misled others including Foluke Daramola to show tacit support for an accused rapist.
Iyabo said, “Yomi you put up a post without making investigations from Princess and others. You even said they should release the video but cover the girl’s face. Evidence to be posted online? Why did you jump to a conclusion and not wait for the case to be in court. Yomi, you said I should have called you behind closed doors. Why? Baba Ijesha has done the unthinkable and should be disgraced. I wouldn’t support anyone that does this. I wouldn’t see anything wrong and cover it because that person is my colleague. Baba Ijesha is a disgrace to the Yoruba movie industry. He is adisgrace to TAMPAN. Why not call Princess and go to Panti Police Station to know what happened. It seems you are mad, Yomi…”
Iyabo had in a video uploaded to Instagram on Sunday tackled her colleagues defending Baba Ijesha and urged them to stop.
Without mentioning names, she captioned the post: “Please let’s be mindful in my industry. This is a very sensitive issue and we should all remember that a 14-year-old child is involved. She is watching the Internet. If you can’t support or help her don’t hurt her the more. Thank You.”