On the occasion of her 46th birthday on December 21, 2023, Nollywood actor and filmmaker Yomi Fabiyi penned a heartfelt tribute to his former best friend turned rival, Iyabo Ojo.
Taking to Instagram, Yomi shared a photo of Iyabo Ojo accompanied by a lengthy message that delved into the reasons behind their ongoing conflict.
The father of one disclosed that his relationship with Iyabo Ojo turned sour due to what he described as her involvement, along with Princess Comedian, in sabotaging the rape case against veteran Nigerian Yoruba actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha. He referred to this as an ‘organized crime.’
Yomi Fabiyi disclosed that he hasn’t reconciled with Iyabo Ojo yet, intending to find closure on Baba Ijesha’s case first. Despite this, he extended warm wishes to the actress, expressing heartfelt sentiments that a part of him still believes in her.
Reflecting on their history, the dramatic actor recalled numerous instances when Iyabo Ojo came to his aid during times of trouble and when he faced the loss of his mother.
“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 remain, it was an ORGANIZED CRIME which has no propensity in law. Too many inconsistencies and abuse. Nothing tendered in court to prove the age of the girl as a minor, no evidence of any defilement(when girl purportedly 7years).
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 hidden from judge. If truly the girl was 14 years Iyabo, as a mother, what princess orchestrated is CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. You don’t record sexual abuse of underage. THE DEBT WE OWE EVERY CHILD IS PROTECTION. No where 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 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 11pm 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. Reason I keep trying to make peace, never went to court against you for all those violations. A part of me still insist 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 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”