A Magistrate Court located at Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Monday has remanded Popular skit maker, Abdullahi Maruff Adisa, otherwise known as Trinity Guy, in prison over allegation of sexualising minor in his viral skit video.
DAILY GIST reported that the Nigerian Police, through Force Public Relation Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi had called for the arrest of Trinity guy following a viral video of his extreme and dangerous pranks.
In a statement issued by the Oyo State Police Command on Friday, it disclosed that the skit maker and parent of the little girl in viral video were grilled by the Command and would appear in court.
Appearing before the Magistrate court on Monday, Olúdáre Adebayo, counsel to the defendant who was brought before the magistrate by the Police, urged the court to grant his client bail.
But Magistrate PO Adetuyibi denied the bail application. He stated that the allegation against the Skit maker is currently receiving attention of the state Ministry of Justice.
The court also arraigned Isiaka Ahmed, 40, and his wife, Rofiat, 29, who are parents of the victim on two-count charge of conspiracy and sexual abuse and exploitation alongside the skit maker.
Mrs Adetuyibi remanded the three defendants in Agodi correctional facility, Ibadan, pending July 11 when the case would come up for mention.
The defence counsel, Oludare Adebayo, argued that Section 41 empowered the court to hear the matter.
Mr Adebayo also said the victim was a product of poverty.
The magistrate said that the case file had been duplicated, but added that not until the ministry of justice accepted to withdraw it that she could hear the matter.
The prosecution counsel, Inspector Oluwakemi Arowosaye, had esrlier told the court that the three defendants conspired together to sexually abuse the girl.
Ms Arowosaye said that “Trinity”, on December 17, 2022, sexually abused and exploited the girl at Kuola area of Ibadan.
“Abdullahi was asking the victim the colour of his penis, recording the scene and posting it on social media,” she said.
According to her, the offences are contrary to Section 35 (1) and punishable under Section 35 (2) of Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006.
Ms Arowosaye said that the offences also contravened Section 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
If the skit maker is found guilty of the offence, he is liable to 15 years’ imprisonment under the Child Rights Law, 2006.
The court therefore adjourned hearing till July 11.