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Lagos police reacts to report of a ‘lady dying from an infection after having sex with a dog’

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The Lagos state police command has reacted to a report which claimed a girl died from an an infection after having intercourse with a canine. 

 

The police command which revealed that they reached out to the writer of the article for data that will assist the police conclude/shut the investigation, stated it was surprising “the writer claimed he couldn’t confirm the story however merely lifted it from an internet weblog.”

 

The command added that “not solely did this writer not credit score the unique supply (plagiarism) of the information in consonance with easy ethics of journalism, he additionally made no try to fact-check the information, thereby making himself inclined to the spreading of faux information, particularly understanding how vital and delicate the details in difficulty have been.”

 

The state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin within the assertion launched on Friday Could 13, additional acknowledged that it’s felony to publish false data with the intent to mislead the general public and equally felony to subvert felony investigation and impede cops within the discharge of their duties.

 

The police command is now asking anybody with helpful data on the matter to make similar out there to the police utilizing any of their out there communication channels.

 

The assertion learn; 

 

The eye of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a publication with the above caption dated Could 10, 2022 and credited to at least one Kayode Ajiboye of Impartial Newspapers.

As this borders on an ongoing police investigation, the Lagos State Police Command reached out to the writer of this text for data that will assist the police conclude/shut the investigation. Shockingly, nevertheless, the writer claimed he couldn’t confirm the story however merely lifted it from an internet weblog. Not solely did this writer not credit score the unique supply (plagiarism) of the information in consonance with easy ethics of journalism, he additionally made no try to fact-check the information, thereby making himself inclined to the spreading of faux information, particularly understanding how vital and delicate the details in difficulty have been.

Out there details means that the writer is in cahoot with the needed suspect to assist her evade justice, which in itself is a felony offence.

Whereas it’s the obligation of each Nigerian to assist the police in any ongoing investigation, it’s a longtime proven fact that it’s felony to publish false data with intent to mislead the general public. It’s equally felony to subvert felony investigation and impede cops within the discharge of their duties.

In keeping with its stance on transparency, the Lagos State Police Command brings this replace to Nigerians and offers assurances that the continued investigation has been re-focused appropriately. Whereas out there leads are being adopted, the Command encourages anybody with helpful data on the matter to make similar out there to the police utilizing any of our out there communication channels.

 

 

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