Yoruba actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has been given indefinite suspension by the umbrella body of Yoruba filmmakers,TAMPAN following the brouhaha that tracked the controversial movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’ released by him.
Also suspended was Dele Matti, who co-directed the movie.
Fabiyi was summoned to appear before the association’s Committee on Ethics, Conflict and Resolution on Thursday.
TAMPAN made this known in a statement signed by its Director of Research & Documentation, Yemi Amodu, on Friday.
Justifying the suspension in its statement, TAMPAN said Fabiyi is “guilty of professional misconduct and unethical practices.”
The association said it arrived at the decision having listened to the detailed defence of Fabiyi who produced and directed the controversial film. They also said, his co-director Matti was also questioned and found guilty of the same offence.
Amodu, in the statement, said Matti’s suspension will last for three months for showing remorse.
Meanwhile, TAMPAN also summoned all actors on the movie set of ‘Oko Iyabo’ movie to appear before its Ethics, Conflict & Resolution Committee on July 24.
Fabiyi had promised to release a movie based on the rape allegation levelled against the embattled actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju, also known as Baba Ijesha.
‘Oko Iyabo’, which is loosely based on Baba Ijesha’s alleged rape saga, his ‘social media trial’ and all the parties involved, debuted on YouTube on Sunday.
The movie has since been set to private mode on YouTube because of the outcry that trailed its release.