.Ogun PPRO, SP Oyeyemi
OgunState Police Command has debunked the news circulating on the social that 20 people were kidnapped by bandits on Kara bridge along Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Tuesday dispelled the wicked rumour.
He said such fake news “is capable of causing panic in the mind of the public.”
The statement read partly, “There is nothing like kidnapping of one talkless of 20 persons at the Kara bridge or anywhere along Lagos- Ibadan expressway.
“Those behind the fake news are mere mischief makers, who always derive joy from causing unnecessary panic in the mind of innocent members of the public.
“The general public are hereby advised to discountenance the fake news as nothing of such happened at the said Kara bridge.”
However, the state police spokesman said in view of the road construction work going on in that axis, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered 24-hours surveillance patrol of the area to checkmate the activities of hoodlums who might wanted to take advantage of the traffic jams to perpetrate evils.”