Residents of the Federal Capital Territory have been cautioned against spreading false information about alleged disappearance of male organs in the territory.
This is as the FCT Police Command warned that such rumours can lead to public anxiety and disrupt peace.
The Command in a press statement said an incident involving one Rokeeb Saheed, who accused Lucky Josiah of causing his male organ’s disappearance, prompted this warning.
The statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, clarified that after medical examinations, Saheed’s male organ was confirmed to be fine, and Josiah’s injuries were treated.
She added that a similar incident following a distress call that a male adult, name unknown was being lynched by irate youth for alleged disappearance of the male organ of one John Ugwu ‘m’ 17yrs on 21/09/2023 at about 1940hrs, in phase 2 Gwagwalada.
“The Police operatives attached to Gwagwalada Police Divisional Headquarters swiftly mobilized to the scene, rescued and rushed the male adult to the hospital for medical attention, where he was later confirmed dead as a result of the severe injury inflicted on him on the pretext of a false allegation.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna Garba, warns of stringent measures against spreading false information and urges the public not to resort to mob justice. The FCT Police Command is committed to preserving peace and security.”