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Abuja prankster released on bail

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The police have confirmed the release of Abuja based prankster, Zion Ubani, popularly known as Zfancy.

The prankster was arrested by the National Cybercrime Centre of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on July 4 in Abuja over prank videos that falsely accused him of rape.

However, the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in an update on Wednesday, said the skit maker has been released on bail.

In a statement, Adejobi said the young man was released to the executives of the Practitioners of Content Creation, Skit-Making and Influencers Guild of Nigeria (PCCSIGN).

According to him, the delegation, led by Special Assistant to the President on ICT Development and Digital Innovation, Tokoni Igoin, facilitated his release.

“The videos were later found to be scripted,” Adejobi said. 

“He has been warned to avoid pranks that could cause public unrest.

“While encouraging positive creativity amongst the youthful populace, the NPF urges content creators to responsibly use social media and avoid spreading misinformation that may incite public disorder.”

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