Police confirm arrest of prankster Zfancy after staged ritual prank

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Popular prankster and influencer Zfancy, whose real name is Ubani Zion, has been arrested by the Nigerian police.

Zfancy was reportedly taken into custody around 11 am on Wednesday, July 3, at an apartment in Wuye, Abuja.

In a statement on Thursday, the police confirmed that the prankster’s arrest was in connection with one of his pranks.

Zfancy had been accused of being involved in rituals on social media following a fake ritualist prank he pulled.

The police criticized security-threatening pranks in a statement on their official Instagram account.

The post reads;

The Nigeria Police Force, through the NPF National Cybercrime Centre, has arrested a Nigerian ‘prankster’, one Mr. Ubani Zion Chibuike (AKA Fancy), at an apartment in Wuye, Abuja.

This arrest follows the circulation of accusatory videos on social media, in which Fancy was alleged to have committed heinous crimes, including rape. These videos caused significant apprehension among social media users.

Furthermore, Fancy came out and claimed the videos were scripted and part of his attempt to regain the spotlight after a break. Regardless, such actions have serious implications and can not be taken lightly.”

ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi who released the statement also issued stern warning to other prankster and content creators against going overboard with their contents and pranks. He added:

“The Police therefore warns pranksters and content creators to be law-abiding and be conscious of pranks and contents that could pose threats to the public and jeopardise the general security of our country.”

See screenshot of the post and reactions below;

trulilgram: “He went overboard he crossed the line. you can’t go to the bank act like a robber and expect everyone to believe it was a prank.”

kennedyexcel: “I hope dem arrest that girl join wey claim say him use her do juju…..”

midecupoftee: “VDM said it that he will be arrested and it happened.”

heis_vogueboy: “VeryDarkMan warn am.”

henry_nwa_iyoo: “The fear of VDM is the beginning of wisdom.”

arikeeee_: “They need to arrest everyone involved in that nonsense the girl ooo, the cameraman even the car seff.