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Ekiti police refutes alleged invasion of miscreants into the state …Warns against fake news


Nigeria, Ado-Ekiti – The Ekiti State Police Command has refuted information circulating on the social media that some Hausa/Fulani men were found around Agric Olope Housing Estate in possession of dangerous weapons including AK-47 riffles with the intention of unleashing terror on the Community.
The Command in a statement issued today, Saturday, 12th June, 2021 by its spokesperson, ASP Abutu Sunday stated that; “on Friday 11th June, 2021 at about 0730hrs, the Command’s Rapid Response Squad(RRS) received a distress call that some suspected Fulani herdsmen were arrested with dangerous weapons around Agric Olope Housing Estate.
“The RRS Commander immediately deployed Operatives to the scene where they actually arrested the suspects with their Mini Truck containing their properties and brought them to the Station.

The people and their tools

“During investigation, it was discovered that they were all personnel of MESSRS ZALHAT TRADING AND CONSTRUCTION NIGERIA Limited, comprising different Artisans such as Bricklayers, Carpenters and Labourers who were brought in to Ado-Ekiti for the construction of 3 Bedroom Bungalows at a site in Agric Olope.
“Items found with them are: wheel barrows, empty paint rubbers, diggers, shovels, planks and other Bricklayers, Carpenters and Labourers tools, including mattresses”.
PRO stated further that, the people have been handed over to MR OTEGBADE ALBERT OLADIRAN, Controller, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, after confirming them to be innocent and personnel of ZALHAT TRADING AND CONSTRUCTION NIGERIA LIMITED who were in Ado-Ekiti to execute a project given to them by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The truck that conveyed the alleged miscreants

“The Command therefore, calls on all and sundry to disregard the fake and fictitious information, adding that it was mischievously intended to cause rancor and undue apprehension in the Society”, he said.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Tunde Mobayo, while imploring members of the public to always verify the source and veracity of every information they receive via the social media, warns against fake and unverified formulation, publication and spread of information that could be detrimental to the peace of our dear Society.

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