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Man arrested in Ogun for raising false Boko Haram invasion alarm.


The police command in  Ogun State Police Command has nabbed one Wakilu Ogundairo for allegedly raising a false Boko Haram invasion alarm..

He was accused of raising the panic alarm through a WhatsApp voice note on Thursday.

He allegedly raised a false alarm about Boko Haram terrorist invasion of Imosan-Ijebu in the state with arms and ammunition.

Speaking, the  Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that Ogundaro suspect allegedly circulated the false alarm on social media, thereby causing panic  and fear.

He said, “the suspect was arrested when the voice note went viral and people from all walks of life started calling the command’s emergency number expressing concern over the safety of their loved ones in ijebu-Ode and Ogun state as a whole.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, then quickly directed the DPO Obalende division to move into the area and find out the authenticity of the said WhatsApp voice note.

“In compliance with the CP’S order, the DPO Obalende division, SP Salami Murphy, moved into the area for a thorough investigation.

“In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the only people in that location were farm labourers from Benue state who are carrying out their legitimate business devoid of any form of violence.