Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi has hit back at the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association (TAMPAN) for suspending him over his new movie Oko Iyabo.
Yomi’s movie, according to viewers, depicts a case involving fellow actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha who is facing charges of sexual assault of a minor.
Actress Iyabo Ojo and others called TAMPAN’s attention to the movie, saying it promotes child molestation, rape and underage girls having sexual relationship with adults. But Yomi continues to deny the allegations.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, Yomi said he was not a member of TAMPAN and could not be suspended by the association.
“I have back to SENDER your malicious letter @tampanglobal I am not a CARD CARRYING MEMBER OF YOUR ASSOCIATION. I was made to show interest and up till now no formal registration done. I challenge you to produce any form I filled with your organisation.
“All movie associations in the Yoruba Movie industry are VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS with primary aim to protect interest of members and promote welfare of members. Search within you, are you fully committed to this mandate. So, throwing me under the bus when legally I have not done anything wrong never came as surprise,” he wrote.
Yomi insisted that the movie was good and that TAMPAN had no right to review the movie the way it did.
The actor concluded that he would discuss with some elders whom he respects in TAMPAN before taking his next step.