Yomi Fabiyi explains the reason behind his withdrawal from Iyabo Ojo: Birthday
Yomi Fabiyi, Popular Nollywood actor and filmmaker, has extended birthday wishes to his estranged friend and rival, Iyabo Ojo, as she turned 46 on December 22, 2023.
Despite the birthday greeting, Yomi Fabiyi made it clear on Instagram that he is not seeking a physical reconciliation with Iyabo anytime soon.
Alongside a photo of Iyabo Ojo, he penned a lengthy message outlining the reasons behind their ongoing feud.
Fabiyi highlighted that their relationship soured when Ojo, in collaboration with Princess Comedian, allegedly undermined the rape case against veteran Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, calling it an ‘organized crime.’
Fabiyi revealed he is yet to reconcile with Iyabo Ojo until he finds closure on Baba Ijesha’s case.
He however wished the actress well with heartwarming words, stating a part of him believes in her.
The dramatic actor recalled how Iyabo Ojo came to his rescue countless times when he fell into trouble and when he lost his mother.
He wrote: “Happy Birthday to you Iyabo mi owon @iyaboojofespris Best Birthday wishes and congratulations as you start your new year.
“I am avoiding any form of physical reconciliation until I find closure in Baba Ijesha’s case. My stance remains, that it was an organized crime that has no propensity in law. Too many inconsistencies and abuse. Nothing was tendered in court to prove the age of the girl as a minor, and no evidence of any defilement(when the girl was purportedly 7 years).
“The full CCTV hardware (primary evidence) missing during trial and the man whose sperm was found on the girl by the name “DAMOLA ADEKOLA” is walking free despite his confession and arrest by Police. All of you are silent about this. Search your conscience. Luring Baba Ijesha with flirting (with acting) is a violation of his rights.
“Princess used torture to force Baba Ijesha but that part was hidden from the judge. If truly the girl was 14 years Iyabo, as a mother, what the princess orchestrated is child pornography. You don’t record sexual abuse of underage. The debt we owe every child is protection. Nowhere in the world will a mother want her child to suffer PTSD, no excuse. I cannot be silenced from fighting these things, never. I spent a major part of my life fighting for women, children, against domestic violence, torture, and human rights abuses in stations etc.
“I won’t forget your kindness Iyabo. You helped me with Tfare in 2002 when Baba Suwe chased me away past 11 pm at Potomac, Ikorodu because I forgot camera bag during Muka Ray’s movie then. You looked out for me genuinely during END SARS on the 20th October 2020 night, you reached out during my mother’s demise and gave me 50k during her burial. The reason I keep trying to make peace, never went to court against you for all those violations. A part of me still insists you are a beautiful soul. Attend to criminal issues more logically than sentiments dear.
“Oko Iyabo movie was a return banter for your excessive attacks on my human rights advocacy and body shaming, also to send a message of peace. Anyway, that is in the past. If my birthday post is not this long, you should know it is not genuinely from my heart.
“Happy birthday Iyabo mi. Yomi Fabiyi a.k.a Araba.”