BEVERLY HILLS, May 02, (THEWILL) – Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, says that the CCTV footage of actor Olanrewaju James better known as Baba Ijesha, sexually abusing a minor is disturbing.
THEWILL had reported that when the police disclosed that Baba Ijesha was in detention for allegedly sexually abusing a minor, Fabiyi and some persons insisted they would not believe until allowed to see the CCTV footage of the incident the police stated that they had custody of.
The actor tok to his Instagram account to condemn the actions of Baba Ijesha after the release of the footage.
Fabiyi, however, lamented that his initial hesitation to jump to a conclusion over the allegation of his colleague was taken to mean he was supporting the suspect.
He said: “If the girl was your child, can you make her go through such trauma again in the name of gathering evidence?”
“It is disturbing and unfortunate viewing the images of the released CCTV footage of a minor being sexually abused by a senior colleague, Mr Lanre Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha. There is no excuse for this act. I condemn this act, it is embarrassing and disappointing.
“I have carefully waited for reliable options before jumping to a conclusion as done in a civilised society, a stance a handful misconstrued as supporting the suspect, it is a shame a handful in Nigeria still engage in social media recklessness in the name of social media age. NOWHERE HAVE I SUPPORTED OR CONDONED SUCH, someone just placed the idea and many without caution jumped on it. If you are not enlightened, SEEK KNOWLEDGE.
“The only person free from arrest and prosecution is the young lady. Several red lines were crossed, IGNORANCE is never an excuse. The key question every honest person should be asking is, if the girl was your child, can you make her go through such trauma again in the name of gathering evidence? Where are the social services and domestic violence unit in Lagos State? Shelve press release and sentiments, swing into action.
“The law is sacrosanct and we all can agree a lot more needs to be done TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN NIGERIA. I am sad, we have failed many innocent children and it is time we rise to this challenge, THE WORLD IS WATCHING. Every Nigerian who honestly feels for the poor girl should take to the street in a peaceful protest, demand arrest of all connected to these ugly images, it is a cause worth risking everything for, do it for humanity and every innocent child.
“However, sentiment should never be an excuse to abuse the rights of every suspect or persons connected, that is the only way to achieve peace, fairness, justice and development. Thanks to the Lagos Police Commissioner and officers for their meticulous investigation and efforts so far. A society patient to balance a story seldom gets misled or stand with lies. The media are doing a good job too. We want a safer Nigeria for every child.”