This is clearly a SET UP – says Yomi Fabiyi as he reacts to Baba Ijesa’s CCTV footage
Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has reacted to the viral CCTV footage of his colleague, Olanrewaju James popularly known as Baba Ijesha.
In a statement shared on his Instagram page, Fabiyi condemned using minors as bait for Baba Ijesha, who is alleged to have also molested the girl.
Fabiyi also described Baba Ijesha’s act as embarrassing and disappointing saying: “there is no excuse for this act.”
Recall that some Nollywood actors and actresses including Iyabo Ojo were angered by initial response of Fabiyi following the arrest of Baba Ijesha.
He had demanded to see evidence of the CCTV footage of Baba Ijesha sexually molesting the girl and asked his colleagues not to kick a man when he’s down.
Fabiyi explained he was careful before jumping to a conclusion even though many misconstrued his stance on the matter.
He said: “I have carefully waited for reliable options before jumping into 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 the social media age.
“NOWHERE HAVE I SUPPORTED OR CONDONE SUCH, someone just places 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 units 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 this 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.”
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