TAMPAN summons Fathia Balogun, Olofa Ina over Yomi Fabiyi’s film

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The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures practitioners Association of Nigeria has wielded the big stick over a film made by actor and producer, Yomi Fabiyi.

The movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo” – Iyabo’s Husband – is said to be a direct representation of the defilement saga in which actor Baba Ijesha has found himself.

In this regard, TAMPAN has not only suspended Fabiyi, it has also asked those who acted in it to appear before them.
These include veterans such as Olofa Ina and Fathia Williams.

It also suspended Fabiyi’s co-director, Yomi Matti, for three months.

Actress Iyabo Ojo and many others had complained that the film is the real life story of the defilement case, with Iyabo, who has been vehement in her battle against the accused, being directly mirrored.

TAMPAN noted in a statement on Thursday:

“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.
“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 association made this known on Friday in a statement titled, ‘TAMPAN suspends Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely for gross professional misconducts & unethical practices.’
, “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.

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.”

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