The president of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association Of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Mr Bolaji Amusan professionally known as Mr Latin, has revealed, on his Instagram handle, the TAMPAN press release on Baba Ijesha’s case.
The statement is coming after the association had been condemned by the public for not reacting to the rape case involving one of their members, Olanrewaju Omiyinka James known as Baba Ijesha.
In the press release, TAMPAN condemned the act committed by the popular comic actor, Baba Ijesha, and sympathized with the victim and her parents.
The association however promised never to support such act from the society even from any of their members.
The group also used the opportunity to admonish all parents to give their children or wards the freedom to express themselves for a timely arrest of such horrible acts whenever such are committed.
The press release is below:
TAMPAN PRESS RELEASE
THIS WAS RELEASED ON @tampanglobal PAGE 5 DAYS AGO:We find it obligatory to condemn in totality the odious occurrence of pedophilia confessed to by Mr. Olanrewaju James aka Baba Ijesha as confirmed by the police. Our association TAMPAN is crestfallen about this act and will reproach and remonstrate the committer of such exclusive sexual harassment to prepubescent children.
Considering the sensitivity of the case, which is still under investigation according to Lagos State Commissioner of Police, TAMPAN will never support all acts against what we preach and represent. As an association, we understand the Mores and Social Norm of our people and our behavior will always be homiletic. Therefore, we would not fail to support government in its bid to do justice towards ensuring that such ignoble acts are checked within our society.
We sympathize with the parents of the victim and also seize this opportunity to charge all parents to give their children or wards freedom to express themselves for a timely arrest of such horrible acts whenever such are committed.
Finally, we will always stand for actions that are morally standard and continue to be law-abiding.
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