Skit maker ‘Trinity Guy,’ victim’s parents, remanded by court for alleged sexual exploitation of child

A Family Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered that Maruf Abdullahi Adisa, a popular skit maker, known as “ Am Trinity Guy”, be remanded in Agodi correctional facility over the alleged sexual exploitation of a 10-year-old girl.

Abdullahi was arraigned alongside Isiaka Ahmed, 40, and his wife, Rofiat, 29, who are parents of the victim on two-count charges of conspiracy and sexual abuse and exploitation of a child.

Mrs P.O. Adetuyibi, the Magistrate, who did not take the defendants’ plea for want of jurisdiction, ordered that the case file had been filed and duplicated at the Oyo State Ministry of Justice.

Adetuyibi remanded the three defendants in Agodi correctional facility, Ibadan, pending July 11 when the case would come up for mention.

Inspector Oluwakemi Arowosaye, the Prosecution Counsel, had earlier told the court that the three defendants conspired together to sexually abuse the girl.

Arowosaye said that “Trinity”, on Dec. 17, 2022, sexually abused and exploited the girl in 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.

She said the offences are contrary to Section 35 (1) and punishable under Section 35 (2) of Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006. She said that the offences also contravened Section 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

Mr Oludare Adebayo, the Defence Counsel, Mr Oludare Adebayo, argued that Section 41 empowered the court to hear the matter. Adebayo said the victim was a product of poverty.

But 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 offence, the accused are being prosecuted for carries a penalty of 15 years imprisonment under the Child Rights Law, 2006.


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