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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Police Launches Manhunt On Peddlers Of Fake Herdsmen Attack On Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

Police Launches Manhunt On Peddlers Of Fake Herdsmen Attack On Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

State Police command

Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt on peddlers of fake news on herdsmen’s attack on Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

This was contained in a statement made available, Wednesday, to INDEPENDENT by the Police Public Relations Officer of the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

Social media campaign; including simulated voice messages and infographs have been launched, warning people especially students not to travel on the axis in the last two days.

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Oyeyemi, who described the peddlers of the rumour as enemies of the state, said freedom of speech is not a licence for peddling dangerous rumours that can cause breach of public peace.

He said, “In as much as there is freedom of speech as guaranteed by the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, such freedom does not license anybody to be peddling dangerous rumours that can cause breach of public peace.

“In view of that, the Command is investigating those behind the senseless rumour with the view of bringing them to justice as they can be best described as enemy of the State.

“We hereby enjoined the good and peace loving people of the State to discountenance the rumour and go about their lawful businesses without any fear of harassment or attack from anybody or group.”

The Command also refuted reports of the alleged attacks allegedly by suspected herdsmen on the Expressway.

Oyeyemi said the pictures being circulated was that of an incident, which happened eight years ago, adding that the voice message was also stage-managed.

According to the PPRO, Lagos/Ibadan expressway is the busiest road in Nigeria and has such has heavy deployment of regular and mobile police officers on daily basis.

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He said, “The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been once again drawn to an alleged attack by herdsmen along Lagos/Ibadan expressway as well as an anonymous security alert letter written by a faceless student group urging students and members of public not to travel along that route.

“The faceless group also posted a simulated voice recording on social media where some people are crying and pleading with their alleged attackers not to kill them.

“To start with, there is no attack by herdsmen or any other group in all the stretch of Expressways across and within Ogun State, we make bold to say that the alleged attack been posted on social media is a lie from pit of hell fire been peddled by those who are not happy with the peaceful atmosphere in Ogun State.

“The picture attached to the post is a picture of an accident which occurred about eight years ago exactly on the 31st of July 2010 to be precise; while the purported voice recording was a stage managed one.

“The Lagos/Ibadan Expressway is one of the busiest roads in Nigeria and the Command is not oblivious of that fact. For that reason, there has been massive deployment of Police operatives.”

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