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Ogun: Police arrest man over fake alarm of Boko Haram invasion

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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command say they have arrested one Wakilu Ogundairo for making a voice Whatsapp note in which he raised false alarm of Boko Haram terrorists invasion of Imosan ijebu with cache of arms, and circulated same on social media.

Crime report from the command indicated that the voice note caused panick in the mind of law abiding citizens.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was nabbed on the 7th of June 2022.

He said, “The suspect was arrested when the voice note went viral and people from all work of life started calling the command’s emergency number expressing concern  over the safety of their loved ones in Ijebu Ode and Ogun state as a whole.”

Oyeyemi added that state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, then quickly directed the Divisional Police Officer, Obalende to move into the area and find out the authenticity of the said WhatsApp voice note.

In compliance with the CP’s order, the DPO, SP Salami Murphy, moved into the area for thorough investigation.

In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the only people in that location were farm labourers from Benue State who are carrying out their legitimate business devoid of any form of violence.

Having found out that the viral voice note was a false alarm, the DPO and his detectives there and then embarked on technical investigation which eventually led them to the hideout of the man behind it.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to custody.

During interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed that he made the voice note to scare members of the public and that there was no invasion anywhere.

Meanwhile, the CP has ordered a thorough investigation into the past activities of the suspect, with the view to charging him to court as soon as possible.

 

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