BEVERLY HILLS, April 26, (THEWILL) – Popular Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has berated some of her colleagues in the movie industry for defending Baba Ijesha who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl.
THEWILL writes that an actor, Yomi Fabiyi, had warned his colleagues against condemning Baba Ijesha too soon referring to the case of Baba Suwe, who was arrested for having illegal drugs in his possession and was later found not guilty of the crime.
Reacting to this development, Iyabo Ojo, took to her Instagram account in an almost six-minute video on Sunday, enjoining her colleagues to desist from defending Baba Ijesha.
She said: “We all heard what happened to Baba Ijesha and the rape issue and since yesterday, I have been seeing a lot of people posting his pictures, with some saying he was framed and others saying we should wait…I just want to beg my colleagues, please in no way should we try to defend him,” she said.
“Because the reason a lot of girls and boys that are raped and molested do not come out to say their opinion most especially if they have been raped by a prominent person.”
According to the actress, there is no excuse for rape.
“There is no excuse for rape. There is no excuse for molestation. A pedophile is a pedophile. He doesn’t need any excuse to rape,” she added.
The actress, who was also a rape victim herself, also advised her colleagues to stop asking for the CCTV footage where Baba Ijesha was caught molesting the little girl.
She added: “Stop asking for the video because a child is involved, a 14-year-old child is involved. And if you are a father or mother I don’t think you want a video of your daughter being molested on the Internet.