By Ademola Adegbite
A Family Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, again ordered the remand of a prankster, Maruf Abdullahi, aka Trinity Guy, and the parents of a minor to the Agodi Correction Centre until August 31, for allegedly sexually exploiting a 10-year-old girl in the state.
PUNCH Metro had reported that the police invited the prankster in connection with a video clip that involved a minor and was, alongside the parents of the minor charged with conspiracy and sexual abuse/exploitation.
“Popular content creator, Abdullahi, aka Trinity Guy, has been contacted and invited to the state police command in connection with the disturbing viral skit content making the rounds across the social media space concerning a female minor. Further updates would be provided soon,” the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso said.
The Magistrate, P. O. Adetuyibi, ordered Abdullahi, 31, and the parents of the child, Isiaka Ahmed, 40, and his wife, Rofiat, 29, to continue to be remanded in Agodi.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Oluwakemi Arowosaye, told the court that the accused persons allegedly conspired together to wit sexual abuse, adding, ‘Trinity on December 17, 2022, was alleged to have sexually abused and exploited the 10-year-old girl at the Kuola area, Ibadan.
The police said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 35 (1) and was punishable under Section 35 (2) of the state Child Rights Law 2006.
She added that it also contravened the provisions of Section 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.