Zfancy Released From Police Custody After One Week

Zfancy Released From Police Custody After One Week

Nigeria prankster, Zfancy has been freed by the police after a week in custody.

According to a police statement on Wednesday, July 10, he was granted bail and released to the care of the Practitioners of Content Creation, Skit-Making and Influencers Guild of Nigeria (PCCSIGN).

Zfancy was initially arrested on July 3 at an Abuja apartment for creating prank videos that allegedly depicted him committing serious offenses, including rape.

The police acknowledged in a statement on July 4 that Zfancy was taken into custody in relation to one of his prank videos.

However, it was later revealed that the videos were staged and scripted, clarifying that the prankster’s intentions were purely entertainment-based.

Zfancy released from police custody after one week

Following his release, Zfancy received a formal warning from the authorities, cautioning him against creating any future pranks that could potentially disturb public peace or cause unrest.

“Earlier today, 10th of July, 2024, at the Force Headquarters, Mr. Zion Ubani, aka Zfancy, was released on bail to the Excos of the Practitioners of Content Creation, Skit-Making and Influencers Guild of Nigeria (PCCSIGN).

The delegation was led by Mr. Tokoni Peter Igoin, Special Assistant to the President on ICT Development and Digital Innovation.

Recall that Mr. Ubani was arrested by the NPF-National Cybercrime Centre over prank videos accusing him of heinous crimes, including rape. The videos were later found to be scripted.

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,” the police statement read.

Zfancy released from police custody after one week


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