The Commissioner of Police Kogi State Police Command, CP Bethrand Onuoha has called on residents of Lokoja and its environs to desist from peddling fake news on the disappearance of male organs that is currently trending in Lokoja.
Onuoha sent stern warning to members of the public to desist from taking law into their hands by carrying out jungle justice on the false and fake allegation, stressing that whoever caught disturbing the public peace will be prosecuted.
The warning was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Police Public Relation Officer William Aya on behalf of the Commissioner.
According to the statement, some of the allegations have been investigated by the Police and Medical examination were equally carried out which turned out to be false.
“The false information is the sole aim of inciting public disturbance, creating fear and disrupting the peaceful environment the State is currently enjoying.
“The Police is planning sterner measures to curtain false report in the State. As anyone caught giving false information will be prosecuted according to the law.
While warning the general public against taking law into their hands, the statement, noted that, the Kogi State Police Command has deployed its security assets all over the state capital to fish out individuals or groups behind peddling rumour that has so far led to the attacks on innocent citizens.
The statement warned that anybody caught taking law into his or her hand will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Commissioner of Police however enjoined the good people of Kogi State to remain security conscious and report anything that looks suspicious in their areas to the Police.