Police arrest pranksters over dehumanising viral video
Police operatives serving in Nsukka Area Command of Enugu State, have arrested three pranksters for making extreme viral videos wherein a lady was being dehumanised, stripped naked, and had her hair forcefully shaved.
The suspects are: Obed Chekwube Ugwuanyi, a.k.a. MC Sharp (male), 32; Chinenye Agbo, a.k.a. Star Ella Ada (female), 26; and Anastasia Onu (female), 26.
Spokesperson for the command, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement, yesterday, said the trio and others at large were involved in the viral video, wherein Chinenye was seen being beaten, her cloth torn and stripped, and her hair forcefully shaved on the allegation of beating up Anastasia, who is Obed’s girlfriend, and giving her an inhuman bite on the chest.
The viral video generated public outcry and condemnations due to the inconceivable assault, inhuman and degrading treatments meted out on Chinenye as seen in the video.
However, the police preliminary investigation revealed that the trio claimed that the video was a prank meant to garner followers on their social media accounts.
Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Ahmed Ammani, has condemned the act.
He ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to thoroughly investigate and prosecute those found culpable to serve as a deterrent to anyone who may want to perpetrate such an act under the guise of a prank.
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