Nollywood actor and human right activist, Yomi Fabiyi, has said he won’t comment publicly on the case of his colleague in the industry, Omiyinka James Olanrewaju, Baba Ijesha.
In a statement released on his Instagram page today, Yomi Fabiyi said he would be silent on the issue while the court does its work.
“The matter is now in court and I will cease to make further public comment on the matter and will appreciate it if this request is honoured. The rule of law is sacrosanct, let the judge decide. Love for all, hatred for none,” he said.
He also condemned those that ridiculed him for seeking justice for Baba Ijesha.
“One of the major functions and responsibilities of embassies is to render all assistance to their citizens in host countries on all crucial moments that concern their well-being, human rights and safety.
“Whenever a citizen is arrested on any suspected crime, the embassy will not start with denial. It is the RIGHT and privileges of that citizen that they visit, hear out and see that such gets adequate legal and moral support.
“No person in his or her right frame of mind will draw conclusions that such a gesture immediately translates to aiding, abetting and indulging the crimes Baba Ijesha has been accused of. Deal me out of such delusion or pull him down by all means syndrome.
“From the word go I have appealed that it is efficacious we allow the law enforcement to complete their investigation and the court decides. It is evil, dirty and ridiculous to suggest that I ask that the video be released publicly before I can believe it.
Moreso, all my postulations are still basically around Human Rights, humanity, Injustice and quest for fair hearing owing to the series seen and heard. And this is not solely ignited because Lanre Omiyinka a.k.a Baba ljesha is a colleague but because he is human. He deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and is assumed innocent until proven otherwise by the court.
The matter is now in court and I will cease to make further public comment on the matter and will appreciate it if this request is honoured. The rule of law is sacrosanct, let the judge decide. Love for all, hatred for none.
Many thanks to the Senior Advocates of Nigeria and all the lawyers. I owe you all.