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Police makes clarifications on alleged sale of 18 passengers to kidnappers

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The Osun State Police Command has described as false the information making the rounds {that a} business driver had allegedly offered eighteen passengers to kidnappers.

Whereas describing the information as mischievous, the Command by means of a press launch signed by its spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola defined {that a} driver had deserted his good samaritan passengers who provided to rescue some victims at a scene of accident at Efon Alaye on their method from Abuja, and took to hiding together with his car at some extent close to Ilesa.

It additionally acknowledged emphatically that there was no such case reported in Ijamo, nor some other Police Station in Osun State.

Based on the discharge, “He was, nevertheless, accosted, upon data from Ijamo Policemen by a Police Patrol Workforce led by DPO Efon Alaye Division.

“The Driver thereafter was taken to Efon Alaye, the neighbouring Ekiti State Command with the car, being the jurisdiction during which the incident occurred.”

The Osun State Police Command additionally urged most people to ignore the information and warned in opposition to the unfold or peddling of faux and unconfirmed tales in future.

The Command famous that such couldn’t solely instill concern within the minds of members of the general public, but in addition create pointless panic, pressure and commotion within the land.

The content material of the false data had learn thus, “Folks of Nigeria. In case your relative was lacking early this morning 19/07/2021 travelling from Abuja all the way down to Lagos/lbadan (passing by means of Kabba/Ekiti) a driver had been arrested this night at Ilesa Ibadan categorical street with full loading of baggage however the entire of eighteen passengers had been offered to the abductors alongside Ita-Ore street in Ekiti State. Now the driving force is within the police custody at Ijamo Ilesa Osun State.

“Please kindly ship this message as acquired. The plate variety of this bus is KPA116LG Kogi State black color. Thanks.”

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