Beware! Police Warn Fake News Purveyors, Mischief Makers

… reassures of security

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has said that they are aware of malicious, inciting, provocative and seditious contents being circulated all over the social media with intent to cause panic, disharmony and unrest within Lagos State.

He explained that the Command has begun investigating this scaremongering with a view to apprehending and prosecuting those found culpable, urging Lagos residents to disregard all forms of messages, especially on social media depicting fictitious, fallacious and preposterous claims aimed at jeopardizing the peace currently being enjoyed in the state.

As the second phase of elections approach, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has assured the electorate that the Command has fully deployed its human and operational resources in conjunction with sister security agencies to ensure free, fair and credible elections.


In a statement by the spokesperson of the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Monday, 6th March, 2023, added that “Voters are therefore encouraged to come out to exercise their franchise and not succumb to the panic tactics of a few unpatriotic elements masquerading as concerned and well intentioned Nigerians on social media.”

He warned mischief around the polling units and collation centers and beyond, as anyone found culpable would be promptly arrested and dealt with in accordance with the law.

Meanwhile, Lagosians are enjoined to call the Police should they notice any untoward happening around them on any of the following emergency numbers: 08127155132, 08065154338, 08063299264, 08039344870.

Post Author: Friday Ekeoba