The Nigeria Police Force has debunked an allegation that Muhammadu Buhari Estate situated at Agemowo, Badagry, Lagos State, was being invaded by armed men in an attempt to launch an attack on residents in the State.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the estate is the property of the Nigeria Police Cooperative Multipurpose Society and by extension, the Nigeria Police Force and occupied by Police Officers and their families, who purchased the property under the Police Cooperative Scheme and not armed men as speculated in the viral video.
“It is unpatriotic and saddening that the maker of the video, who seemed educated and ought to know the dangers of disinformation, hurriedly and maliciously created and circulated the piece of falsehood, with a clear intent to cause unnecessary and avoidable panic,” he intoned.
Therefore, he advised the public to disregard the claims and always carry out due diligence before churning out narratives with sentimental colourations.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, has directed the Force Intelligence Bureau and the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, to commence a discrete investigation into the video and possibly bring the originator to justice as such act is punishable under the law.
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