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The Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) says it should prosecute a Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, for contempt of court docket over airing a film in regards to the information of a case below judicial consideration.

The Director of Public Prosecution in Lagos State, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, on Monday, instructed an Ikeja Particular Offences Court docket that Fabiyi produced a film entitled “Oko Iyabo,” based mostly on the court docket proceedings of June 24, 2021.

Adeyemi instructed the court docket on Monday that regardless of warnings throughout proceedings of June 24 that the matter was sub judice and, subsequently, prohibited from public dialogue elsewhere, Fabiyi went forward and made a film in regards to the information of the case.

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The DPP famous that the film, which was aired after the proceedings of June 24, breached the Choose’s directives by revealing delicate details about the case which is earlier than the court docket.

“Regardless of the warnings of this honourable court docket, an actor known as Yomi Fabiyi went forward and made a film in regards to the information of this case.
“He used actual names of the events and witnesses on this matter within the film. Our utility is to exclude him, his privies and his brokers from proceedings in court docket.

“He’s not in court docket in the intervening time however his representatives could also be in court docket. That is contempt of court docket and we intend to prosecute him and produce him earlier than this court docket,” the DPP stated.

Reacting, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo expressed displeasure in regards to the growth and ordered an investigation.

“This case is sub judice and you aren’t to be making movies and disparaging feedback on social media. This must be investigated,” the decide stated.

Responding to the allegations, the lead defence counsel, Mr Dada Awosika (SAN), stated although he was conscious of the film, it was filmed earlier than the felony case started in court docket.

“The film is in regards to the controversy between two artists – Yomi Fabiyi and Iyabo Ojo. I noticed the film on YouTube.

“The 2 of them are supporters on totally different sides. Fabiyi is one supporter and Ojo is one other supporter.

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“This film is in regards to the controversy between each of them and they aren’t events to this case,” Awosika stated.

Justice Taiwo reiterated the truth that the allegations towards Fabiyi ought to be investigated by authorities to allow authorized actions to be taken towards him if he’s discovered culpable.

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