“Using a minor as a trap to gather evidence is a criminal offense” – Actor, Yomi Fabiyi (Video)

May 2, 2021
Entertainment

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has vehemently stated that just as molesting a minor is a criminal offense, so does it apply to using a minor as a trap to gather evidence for one’s claim.

This comes after the actor defended Baba Ijesha and requested solid proof to show that he molested the 14-year-old girl he was accused of.

Upon the release of the CCTV footage, which has gone viral in the social media space, the actor has dragged both the alleged molester and people who used the minor as a medium to gather proof as defaulters of the law, who ought to face the wrath of the law accordingly.

Sharing the CCTV footage, he wrote:

“IT IS CRIMINAL TO MOLEST A MINOR or USE A MINOR AS A TRAP TO GATHER EVIDENCE.

It is disturbing and unfortunate to view images of released CCTV footage of a minor being 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 waited for reliable options before jumping to a conclusion, as done in a civilized 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 HAVE I SUPPORTED OR CONDONE 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? What are the social services and domestic violence units in Lagos State? Shelve press release and sentiments, swing into action.

The law is sacrosanct and we can all 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 streets in a peaceful protest, demand 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 gets misled or stands with lies. The media are doing a good job too. We want a safer Nigeria for every child.

Thank you

Yomi Fabiyi
Actor/Human Rights Ambassador”

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