TAMPAN suspends Yomi Fabiyi, summons all the cast of movie ‘Oko Iyabo’
The Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association (TAMPAN) has suspended actor Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely for ‘gross professional misconduct’ portrayed in his recently released movie ‘Oko Iyabo.’
It would be recalled that Fabiyi has been under criticism since he took side with fellow actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka alias Baba Ijesha who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Fabiyi released a movie depicting real-life scenarios of the case.
However, TAMPAN released a statement on Friday titled, ‘TAMPAN suspends Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely for gross professional misconducts & unethical practices.’
The statement read in part, “Having listened to the detailed defense of Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film ‘Oko Iyabo’ and his Co-Director, Mr. Dele Matti, the Ethic, Conflict and Resolution Committee hereby found them guilty of professional misconduct and unethical practices.
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“Although Mr. Yomi Fabiyi insisted that it is his fundamental human right to use his creative talent to produce films that will tell his own account of the trending issue but his Co-Director admitted his fault and regretted his involvement in the film.”
Except “the work of art is a ‘Cinema Verite’, no one is allowed to use a real name(s) of other person(s) in a feature film. Therefore, it is professional misconduct to use real name(s), stories, and factual events of person(s) without their consent not to talk of a plot that is denigrating to that person.” TAMPAN pointed out.
“That the story, plot, theme, title, dialogue, names and general content of the film ‘Oko Iyabo’ is a factual presentation that may give rise to prejudice since the matter is already In court.
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“His misconducts and unethical practices have impacted negatively on the image and reputation of our association. His Co-Director Mr. Dele Matti having shown remorse and admitted his guilt is hereby suspended for 3months.”
The statement further stated that everyone “who acted in the film has been summoned to appear before the Ethic, Conflict & Resolution Committee on the 24. July 2021.”