Yomi Fabiyi, Nigerian actor, has come under intense criticism on social media for putting out a movie on the sexual assault allegation involving Baba Ijesha, his embattled colleague.


Baba Ijesha is being tried on a six-count charge which includes sexual assault by penetration, indecent treatment of a child, and sexual assault.

The film star, who was accused of defiling a minor, was earlier granted bail with his trial scheduled to begin on July 26.

But on Sunday, Fabiyi, who has been a prominent figure in the case, put out the movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo’,  wherein he detailed his own version of the “incidents that led to the arrest and trial of his embattled colleague.”


The project’s characters take on the names of others also involved in the case including Iyabo Ojo and Comedian Princess.

The movie was, however, met with an avalanche of backlashes on social media, especially Twitter, wherein users slammed Fabiyi for making a movie about a case that was still in court.

“The Audacity of Yomi Fabiyi !! The Audacity . Made a movie & titled it “oko Iyabo only for the movie to depict the alleged sexual abuse of princess daughter, the Audacity is him using their real names in the movie, what manner of madness is this ? I hope everyone flags it on YT,” a user wrote.


“An underaged girl was allegedly raped in the past by a yoruba actor. There’s video proving further attempts by same man. Yomi Fabiyi makes movie mocking the child, her mom Princess and Iyabo Ojo the whistleblower. This a complete utter shame to the entire Yoruba movie industry,” another user wrote.

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