Yomi Fabiyi, Nigerian actor, has reacted to his suspension by the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association (TAMPAN).
TAMPAN had earlier on Friday announced the indefinite suspension of the movie star for “gross professional misconducts & unethical practices”.
The sanction had come on the back of his recently released movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo’ which addressed the allegations of sexual assault against Baba Ijesha, his embattled colleague.
But in an Instagram post, Fabiyi said TAMPAN has no right to suspend him because he was never a member of the body.
The actor also stressed that he was originally a member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), which TAMPAN broke away from.
He described the letter addressed to him as “inappropriate and invalid,” adding that he did not at any point formalise his TAMPAN membership.
“I’m originally ANTP member, worst case I’ll renew my membership there. I have never obtained or sign any form with TAMPAN or join any GUILD,” he wrote.
“I was made to pay for registration which I did but no form collected or formal procedure. The letter is inappropriate, not valid for me as a filmmaker.
“Any reaction if necessary will be on the basis of human rights violation if I so wish to seek judicial redress. You don’t lose what you never had.”