On Monday, six people appeared before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo for acting and recording pornography at the Osun-Osogbo Grove.
The defendants were arrested by the police in Osogbo following allegations that their 27-year-old leader, Tobiloba Jolaoso, recorded a ‘sex movie’ inside the grove with a naked woman and he shared the clip on the social media.
The suspects; a Cameroonian, identified as Ladiva Aije, 22 are Juliet Semion, 24; Ahmed Olasunkanmi, 23; Adeniran Eritosin ,29; and Tunde Jimoh, 27.
The police prosecutor, John Idoko, said the defendants conspired and acted a film with pornographic pictures at the Osun-Osogbo traditional ground on July 25, thereby “committing a misdemeanour and insulting the religion.” He said the offences committed are contrary to and punishable under sections 516,233,517,451 Cap. 34 Vol. ll Law of Osun State 2002.
Idoko also noted that the film was published for public consumption, adding that the defendants unlawfully damaged louvers of Ataoja Police Station window, while in detention.
Idoko opposed the application for the defendants bail, saying the defendants were not resident in Osogbo.
He said one of the defendants was a Cameroonian, while residences of others were not known to the police.
The magistrate, Isola Omisade, then remanded the defendants in the Ilesa Correctional Centre, adjourned the case till September 17, 2020 for ruling on their bail application.