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Ahead of the Nigerian elections next year, a politician has been caught naked in a market at Osunjela, a satellite town in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State in Nigeria.

In a video circulating on social media, the Osun House of Assembly Majority leader, Hon. Timotjy Owoeye is seen bathing in the market at midnight for suspected ritual purposes.

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According to reports, residents had a tipoff, secretly followed the politician and caught him red handed.

He pleaded not guilty to the offense but failed to explain why he was bathing in the market at the ungodly hour.

Owoeye who represents Ilesa West in the Osun State House of Assembly was arrested by night guards at Osunjela, a satellite town in Osogbo.

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