Skit maker Zfancy granted bail following arrest over controversial pranks

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The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the release of popular skit maker and prankster, Zion Ubani, known as Zfancy, following his arrest on July 4 by the NPF-National Cybercrime Centre in Abuja. Zfancy was detained over prank videos that falsely accused him of serious crimes, including rape.

In an update on Wednesday, Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced that Zfancy was granted bail with a stern warning “to avoid pranks that could cause public unrest.” Adejobi added that Zfancy was released to the executives of the Practitioners of Content Creation, Skit-Making, and Influencers Guild of Nigeria. The delegation, led by the Special Assistant to the President on ICT Development and Digital Innovation, Tokoni Igoin, played a key role in securing his release.

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Adejobi noted that the controversial videos were ultimately found to be scripted. He emphasized the importance of responsible content creation, urging creators to use social media wisely and avoid spreading misinformation that may incite public disorder.

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

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