Yomi Fabiyi, a famous Yoruba actor, has been chastised for comments he made on social media sympathising with Baba Ijesha, who has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old child.
His post came after police said in a statement that Baba Ijesha admitted to the crime and was caught on CCTV. Yoruba actor Yomi Fabiyi asked his colleagues not to leap to conclusions in a Facebook post. He then demanded proof first.
He wrote in the Instagram post:
This did not go well with many people in the industry. Earlier in the day, Comedienne Princess posted a video in which she shared her sadness at Yomi’s plea for the CCTV footage, with tears in her eyes.
According to Princess, the victim’s adoptive father, Baba Ijesha first sexually raped the child when she was seven years old. He is also said to have penetrated her with a key another time.
When a video of Yomi acting with Princess appeared on their home screen at the age of 14, the victim opened up about the incident.
Princess claimed at this point that she installed a CCTV camera in the house and that it caught Baba Ijesha in the act. She claims that when questioned, he admitted “four times” and blamed the devil.
Following Princess’s video, Iyabo Ojo took to Instagram to discuss the issue and answer to Yomi Fabiyi. Check out the video below:
Yomi and Iyabo’s posts elicited numerous responses on Twitter, some of which are mentioned below:
Princess didn’t come out until people started to sow doubts. Not many people knew that her daughter was the victim 7 years ago and now again. It’s so laudable that Iyabo Ojo is standing by her. We all should. Victims/Survivors should be supported, meaningfully & loudly.
— Queer Lives Matter. ALWAYS (@duchesskk) April 28, 2021
Jokes apart, Iyabo Ojo asked a question that I think everyone should ask themselves before saying “calm down” in this kind of situation. What if the victim is your ward, what if it’s your kid, what if it’s your sister, what if it’s your niece? You go calm down? Reason am bro 👍🏾
— HAPPY KID (@TheAjibolaGrey) April 28, 2021
Iyabo Ojo is not going through corners to abuse them. She’s abusing them straight! A Queen!
— ……… (@marrgarritah) April 28, 2021
Iyabo ojo is dragging yomi fabiyi by his balls and I’m here for it . Noticed how most of these yoruba celebrities are silent about the baba ijesha case, even their elders lol, maybe they’re scared someone might call them out for same crime.
— Area mummy 🙌🏾💅🏾🥳 (@_Nuola) April 28, 2021
That yomi fabiyi deserves to be dragged to the end of this earth, na fool. Iyabo Ojo is doing a perfect job.
— ᴋᴏʟᴀ• (@Kolade_OG) April 28, 2021
WHY is Iyabo Ojo still the only one talking?? Why??? If it was your child or ward would you keep quiet or sit on the fence?! Jesus Christ I’m so upset
— Ope Baby (@SwitOpe) April 28, 2021
If not that majority of them in that Yoruba movie industry are mad. Iyabo ojo shouldn’t be the only one talking about this.
— TBillion (@Tbillion40) April 28, 2021
I like how Iyabo Ojo is speaking about this Rapist called Baba Ijesha and Rape apologist Yemi. Because left to that yorubawood, They’ll sweep it under the carpet and still welcome that rapist in their midst.
— • (@Yesitsjael) April 28, 2021