Police Debunks Invasion of Ekiti Community


Gani Salau

Contrary to a report by an online news (Not Fountain Newsbreaker), the Ekiti State Police command has debunked the  circulation of the alleged invasion of some communities in the state by the armed men on as false, misleading and untrue.

In a press release made available to the press by the State Police Public Relation Officer, Sunday Abutu today in Ado Ekiti, the Police debunked the allegation which originated from the trio of Akinwale Obafemi, Fidelis Ojo and Samuel Ogunsona.

According to the allegation, "some armed men have invaded Ekiti Communities with Helicopter after which they destroyed farmlands and began massive cultivation of Indian hemp and other narcotics in Araromi, Irele, Ipao, Esun, Itapaji, Iyemero and Ikole-Ekiti, all in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State."

The police image maker said "the command wishes to debunk the information in its entirety as false, fictitious, and fabricated, aimed at causing unnecessary tension and apprehension".

Abutu stated that having noticed the publication in the social media, the command mandated the Area Commander, Ikole Area Command, ACP Adebisi B. Lateef to summon the traditional rulers including the community leaders of the alleged communities to ascertain the truth of the invitation by helicopter which it could not be ascertained. "The publication was strange and false, as there was neither anytime armed men invaded their communities with an helicopter nor any part of their communities occupied by any person or group of persons cultivating Indian hemp and other narcotics".The communities responded.

However, Abutu disclosed that the Command had directed an investigation into the allegation and advised the press to always crosscheck and very the authenticity of every rumour before publication.

The release further stated that the commissioner of police, Amba Asuquo has directed a security beafup in the area to forestore  if such was planned and also urged the public to be cooprative.

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