Nigerian actor, Yomi Fabiyi has shared interesting development to the alleged rape case involving his colleague, Baba Ijesha and a minor.
As you may already know, Baba Ijesha is in police custody after he was accused of se.xually molesting a girl when she was 7 years old and repeating it to the same girl at age 14 after a CCTV footage that captured the scene was obtained.
Yomi disclosed that he visited Baba Ijesha and Baba Ijesha denied the allegations that he raped the girl at any point in time, and the victim did not accuse him of raping her.
”I went there. I created time and I sought audience to speak with him. They told him. It’s not like we are close. He doesn’t know where I live. I don’t know where he lives. He hasn’t been in my movie before, for close to 18 years that I have been producing. But I must respect the fact that he is a colleague. We have acted together. We have met abroad together. He cared for me and I cared for him. We are one family no matter what anybody says,” Yomi Fabiyi revealed.
“I saw him and I was like I want you to tell me in all honesty, did you rape the young girl? because I was having images in my head and I don’t want to believe he is the one.
He told me that Yomi, there was never a time I raped this lady and this lady never said I raped her. Go and ask her. I said the police said you confessed to the crime. What is in the video they are talking about and what crime did you confess to?
He said ‘Yomi, they showed me a CCTV after they bundled me. They came in, started beating me, they started torturing me. Then they showed me CCTV touching the girl,” he added.
On his relationship with Princess, Yomi reportedly quizzed Baba Ijesha on what exactly happened between them after his marriage collapsed.
”I asked him and he said Yomi, I had marital problem the same time she had her own and we became closer. She helped me with admission.
I asked him ‘were you guys having sexual relationship?..He said Yomi we became close.
A police officer was there. I said no problem, that is not my concern because of the way he answered. Whether it has a link with what you are going through, if it is necessary, you will tell the court”