It’s no doubt that mixed reactions have continued to trail the release of the CCTV footage showing Lanre Omiyinka, a Nollywood actor, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, molesting a minor.
Yomi Fabiyi, an actor, who had earlier requested for evidence before accusing Baba Ijesha of molesting the minor, kicked against the release of the video.
Recall that Yomi Fabiyi and Iyabo Ojo had earlier engaged in a heated exchange over their contradictory stance on the matter.
But following the release of the footage, which has now gone viral, Fabiyi has shifted blames to the victim’s guardians, who he said were wrong for using the victim as bait to be molested.
He wrote on Instagram, “It is criminal to molest a minor or use a minor as a trap to gather evidence.
“It is disturbing and unfortunate viewing the images of the released CCTV footage of a minor been sexually abused by a senior colleague, Mr Lanre Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha. There is no excuse for this act. I condemn this act, it is embarrassing and disappointing.
“I have carefully wait for reliable options before jumping into conclusion as done in a civilised society, a stance a handful misconstrued as supporting the suspect, it is a shame a handful in Nigeria still engage in social media recklessness in the name of the social media age. Nowhere I have supported or condoned such, someone just placed the idea and many without caution jumped on it. If you are not enlightened, seek knowledge.
“The only person free from arrest and prosecution is the young lady. Several red lines were crossed, Ignorance is never an excuse. The key question every honest person should be asking is, ‘if the girl was your child, can you make her go through such trauma again in the name of gathering evidence?’ Where are the social services and domestic violence unit in Lagos State? Shelve press release and sentiments, swing into action.
“The law is sacrosanct and we all can agree a lot more needs to be done to protect children in Nigeria. I am sad, we have failed many innocent children and it is time we rise to this challenge, the world is watching. Every nigerian who honestly feels for the poor girl should take to the street in a peaceful protest, demand the arrest of all connected to these ugly images, it is a cause worth risking everything for, do it for humanity and every innocent child.
“However, sentiment should never be an excuse to abuse the rights of every suspect or persons connected, that is the only way to achieve peace, fairness, justice and development. Thanks to the Lagos Police Commissioner and officers for their meticulous investigation and efforts so far. A society patient to balance a story seldom get misled or stand with lies. The media are doing a good job too. We want a safer Nigeria for every child.”