The Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, has summoned actor Yomi Fabiyi over his recent film “Oko Iyabo”.
The film, which has caused the actor a lot of backlash, is said to be about fellow actor Omiyinka Olanrewaju, better known as Baba Ijesha, who is currently facing a sexual assault prosecution.
The letter of summons, written by Yemi Amodu, TAMPAN’s Director of Research and Documentation, stated that the invitation was required due to the controversy surrounding the film.
It reads: “The TAMPAN Committee on Ethics, Conflict and Resolution wishes to inform the general public that the association has summoned Mr. Yomi Fabiyi who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film titled “OKO IYABO” to appear before it on Thursday 11th July 2021.
“This invitation becomes very necessary because of the controversy that the subject matter of his film has generated which is against our ethic and virtue.
Despite that, we realize that the film has sparked off another round of dissension between TAMPAN and the public; this is unacceptable to us and unsuitable to what we represent.
“We hereby implore the general public and the parties concerned to please exercise patience as our eminent association is on top of this issue and will certainly ensure fairness and justice.”