Ekiti State Police Command has allayed the fear of people of the state over the speculations that some armed bandits flew into the state capital with a vow to deal with purveyors of fake news.
A story had gone viral on the social media that a truck loaded with Hausa/Fulani, all armed with AK-47 rifles and other weapons, entered Shasha Market, Ikere Ekiti along Ikere – Ado-Ekiti road on Wednesday.
According to the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer ASP Sunday Abutu, said the story is not just false but a lie from the pit of hell, fabricated and spread by the enemies of the Society to cause unnecessary panic.
He stated “The Command wishes to state explicitly that: Yesterday being Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 at about 1700hrs, a truck loaded with bags of beans, dried fish, onions and other food items from Sokoto State heading to Akure, Ondo State, stopped-by at Shasha Market junction, Ikere Ekiti, along Ikere- Ado-Ekiti road to offload five bags of fish.
” In the process, they were accosted by Amotekun personnel and interrogated but were later cleared to offload the bags of fish and proceed with their journey after confirming that nothing incriminating as alleged was found with them.
“More so, the said truck did not even enter Shasha Market but only stopped at the Junction, and had earlier stopped by at Ifaki-Ekiti where some bags of beans were offloaded.
The Command hereby implores members of the public especially the good people of Ekiti State to disregard the unfounded rumour as there is no iota of truth in it.
The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP TUNDE MOBAYO, while pledging that the Command will continue to work with relevant bodies to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the good people of Ekiti State, urges everyone to be calm and avoid any form of apprehension but be security conscious and ensure the timely report of any ugly incident or suspected person(s) found around their neighborhood to the relevant security Operatives.
The Commissioner also warns against the formulation and spread of false alarms that are capable of causing apprehension in the Society as anyone found wanting will be made to face the wrath of the law.