The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has proceeded to prosecute Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, for contempt of court over the production of his controversial movie ‘Oko Iyabo.’
Recall that the actor went viral weeks ago for his movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’.
He was heavily criticised for using the story of Baba Ijesha’s rape case for his own gain.
The actor went ahead to use a replica of the CCTV video clip used as evidence in the case, as well as the names of those involved.
In a court case in continuation of Baba Ijesha’s trial which took place on Monday morning, June 26, the DPP director and prosecution counsel brought the case up.
During the court case, the DPP director and prosecution counsel, Olayinka Adeyemi, told the court that Yomi made a movie from the facts of Baba Ijesha’s alleged sexual assault case.
Olayemi Adeyemi said, “Despite the warnings of this honourable court, an actor called Yomi Fabiyi went ahead and made a movie about the facts of this case.Oko Iyabo: Lagos state to prosecute Yomi Fabiyi for contempt
“He used the real names of the parties and witnesses in this matter in the movie. Our application is to exclude him, his privies and his agents from proceedings in court.
“He is not in court at the moment but his representatives may be in court. This is contempt of court and we intend to prosecute him and bring him before this court.”
The presiding judge, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, responded saying that the matter will be investigated.
She said, “This case is subjudice and you are not to be making videos and disparaging comments on social media. This needs to be investigated, let’s see whether it is true.”