Remand of man arrested for nude TikTok video extended by 12 days

Criminal Court. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Afrah)

Criminal Court has granted a 12-day extension to the remand of a suspect arrested by police for exposing himself on a video posted on popular social media app TikTok. 

Mohamed Nabeel, 36, a well-known local TikToker, posted the video in question on September 8. He was arrested on September 11. 

Criminal Court extended his remand by 12 days last Wednesday, citing he posed a threat to the community and could destroy evidence. 

Nabeel had denied the allegation against him when presented before the court for his first remand hearing back on September 12.  

Nabeel said that he did not record a nude TikTok video. 

He said that TikTok only allows 60-second videos, and it is therefore impossible to post a three-minute video.  

He alleged that the video was edited by someone using his face to humiliate him. 

Nabeel, however, admitted to cross-dressing. And said it had prompted death threats against him. 

Police told the court they found the clothes Nabeel appeared to be wearing in the video from his bedroom.