POLICE IN DELTA DENY ARREST OF COMMISSIONER OVER ALLEGED ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

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The State Police Command has described as false an online report alleging that the State Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon Agbateyiniro Weyinmi, was arrested for being in possession of a sack of guns.

The Command, in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, urged the public to disregard the fake news.

“The Command is aware of a false publication credited to one Fejiro Oliver posted across some social media platforms. alleging that the said Commissioner of Youth was found with a sack containing guns. 

“In the false report, it was also stated that the guns were handed over to Ekpan Police Station while the Commissioner held four guns to himself. The report further stated that the said Commissioner ordered one of his boys to use the guns to murder a policeman in Delta State.

“After a careful analysis of the write-up, it is obvious that the writer is being mischievous, and the Command does not wish to go into any debate with him. 

“But for the avoidance of doubt and for the information of members of the public, the Command wishes to state clearly that no incident like that was recorded in the Command. 

“The report is not only mischievous but laughable and members of the public are advised to disregard the publication completely as it is misleading. 

“Members of the public, media, and journalists are advised to continue to confirm such publications from the Command through the office of the Delta State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer.

“Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi therefore warns that the Command will not tolerate any false or misleading news by mischief makers, and anyone found wanting will be identified, arrested and duly prosecuted in accordance with the law, the Command said.

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