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  • Updated: July 09, 2021

Oko Iyabo: TAMPAN Suspends Yomi Fabiyi Indefinitely

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
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The Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association (TAMPAN) has indefinitely suspended Yomi Fabiyi, a Nollywood actor.

TAMPAN broke the news in a statement on Friday. It says that the actor was suspended indefinitely for “gross professional misconducts and unethical practices.”

AllNews Nigeria reports that the suspension comes on the back of his recently released movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo’.

TAMPAN's statement read in part, “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.”

The statement further stated that everyone “who acted in the film has been summoned to appear before the Ethic, Conflict & Resolution Committee on the 24. July 2021.”

Fabiyi’s movie depicted a real-life case involving a fellow actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, fondly known as Baba Ijesha, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

The minor in the case is the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess, and actresses like Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing had spoken in support of the minor.

However, Yomi Fabiyi seem to take side with Baba Ijesha during the case and released the movie a few days after Baba Ijesha was released on bail.

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