Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has finally staged the much-publicized protest to demand the release of his embattled colleague, Baba Ijesha, who was arrested for allegedly defiling a minor.
The actor, who has shown support to Baba Ijesha since the alleged rape saga began, had appealed to the police to release his colleague on bail, but all efforts proved abortive.
Following his appeal, he threatened to lead a protest against the continuous detention of Baba Ijesha without trial, which he claims is a violation of his human rights.
“PEACEFUL PROTEST on Human Rights, Illegal Detention by Police coming up on Wednesday if the Police refuse to do the right thing and grant BABA IJESHA administrative bail which is his fundamental rights.
“Any progressive state and society MUST respect the RIGHTS of others as enshrined under the law.
“If you refuse to be concerned now, remember it could be you. FORCEFUL ARREST, ILLEGAL IMPRISONMENT is a major tool of OPPRESSION and POLICE BRUTALITY. We must protest against this vehemently.
“STAND BY WHAT IS RIGHT. #RELEASEBABAIJESHAONBAIL #SAYNOHUMANRIGHTSVIOLATION.”
Subsequent to his threats, Yomi Fabiyi has taken to the streets of Lagos to lead the planned protest, alongside other concerned individuals on Wednesday, May 12.
The actor took to his Instagram page to share video clips from the protest. In the videos, the peaceful protesters held placards which reads, “Denial of bail of bailable offenses is human rights violation”,
“Denying bail is human rights violation”, “Illegal detention is human rights violation. Do not support it”, etc.