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Court remands six for acting pornography

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo

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Six phornographic film actors have been remanded by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly recording obscene publication at Osun-Osogbo shrine.
The accused persons are; Tobiloba Jolaoso, 27, Ladiva Aije 22, Juliet Semion, 24, Ahmed Olasunkanmi, 23,Adeniran Eritosin 29 and Tunde Jimoh, 27.
They committed the offence on July 25, 2020 around 12:30pm at Osun-Osogbo shrine in Osogbo.
Police prosecutor, Idoko John told the court that the accused persons acted a drama showing pornographic picture of young girls who were half naked and thereafter published for public consumption.
He further said that the accused persons did conspire amongst themselves to act at the Osun-Osogbo traditional and religion ground and committed a misdemeanor to wit insult to the religion.
He disclosed that the accused persons also unlawfully damaged window louvers of the police station.
The six accused persons pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them.
One of the accused told the court that they only went to the shrine for excursion and they only took pictures.
Defence Counsel, Tunbosun Oladipupo applied for the bail of the accused persons in most liberal term saying that the allegations are bailable offence.
In his swift reaction, the prosecutor opposed the bail application by the counsel on the ground that the scene of the crime is international worship ground, claiming that the act will tarnish the image of the religion.
He further said that the accused persons are not resident of Osogbo and their location is not known by the police as one of them is Cameroonian.
He said if granted bail, they are likely to cause breach of peace and order in the state and they can commit similar offence.
In his ruling, Magistrate Isola Omisade ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ilesa correctional centre.
The case was adjourned till September 17, 2020 for ruling on bail.

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