‘Ofu Bai’ taken to court today
Published: 01:23 PM, 4 August 2020
Police arrested Apu from Uttara in the capital on Monday evening
SI Azizul Islam, the investigating officer of the case, said that the controversial face of video app TikTok Apu, also known as ‘Ofu Bai’, will be taken to court along with his accomplice on Tuesday.
Earlier, the police arrested him from Uttara in the capital on Monday evening.
According to police and local sources, Yassin Arafat Apu makes his videos and uploads on social media apps ‘TikTok’ and ‘Likee’. He has a group of followers on those apps.
Engineer Mehedi Hasan Robin was driving his private vehicle on the road in the Alaul Avenue area of Sector 6 under Uttara East Police Station on Sunday. He also had two to three friends. However, the road on Alaul Avenue was blocked by Apu and his associates and making TikTok videos, as a result, Robin gave them horns to clear the way for them. Being Enraged, Apu and his accomplices beat up Robin and his friends. The three were seriously injured. After the incident, the locals then beat Apu and his associates and handed over to the police.
It is worth to be mentioned that Apu came into the wide discussion by making various distorted videos on the Chinese app ‘TikTok’. There are allegations of creating a new ‘gang culture’ on social media against several TikTokers including Apu and Mamun.