An Osun Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo on Monday ordered the remand of a 27-year-old pornstar, Tobiloba Isaac Jolaoso and five others over an alleged recording of obscene publication at Osun-Osogbo shrine.
The others accused are, Ladiva Aije (22), Juliet Semion (24), Ahmed Olasunkanmi (23), Adeniran Eritosin (29), and Tunde Jimoh (27).
They were dragged before the magistrate court on eight counts charge bordering on conspiracy, the publication of an obscene film, an insult to religion, breach of peace, and damage of police station window.
The Police Prosecutor, Idoko John told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on or about July 25, 2020, at about 12:30 pm at Osun-Osogbo shrine, Osogbo.
Idoko alleged that the accused performed the scenes, which was published with pornographic pictures of young girls for public consumption, without the knowledge of the owners of Osun Osogbo traditional ground.
He further stated that they conspired amongst themselves to commit a misdemeanour, causing a breach of the peace at Ataoja Estate Police Station by damaging a window.
The Prosecutor stated that the offence committed by the accused is contrary to and punishable under 516, 233, 517, 451 Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002. The six accused persons pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them. One of the accused told the court that they only went to the shrine for excursion and they only took pictures.
The Defence Counsel, Tunbosun Oladipupo applied for the bail of the accused persons in liberal terms, saying that the allegations are bailable offences.
But the prosecutor opposed the bail application by their counsel on the grounds that the scene of the crime is an international worship ground, and that the act will tarnish the image of the religion.
He further said that the accused persons were not residents of Osogbo and their location is unknown by the police, and that one of them is a Cameroonian, adding that if granted bail they are likely to cause breach of peace and commit a similar offence.
In his ruling, Magistrate Isola Omisade ordered the remand of the six accused persons in Ilesa correctional centre and adjourned the matter till September 17, 2020, for ruling on the bail.