The Kaduna State Police Command has debunked a media report that the State Deputy Commissioner of Police went to give firearms to kidnappers and was arrested with them.
This was contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer ASP Muhammad Jalige on Wednesday.
According to the statement “The attention of the Kaduna state Police Command has been drawn to a fake news making round on social media tagged “Kaduna State Deputy Commissioner of Police went to give firearms to kidnappers; unfortunately he was arrested with them”
The Command wishes to categorically state that the image in circulation is not that of any Police Officer in Kaduna Command or anywhere in Nigeria. The image with camouflage uniform wearing the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police is one Kinsley Udoyem who was arrested and paraded by Akwa-Ibom Police Command on the 2nd January, 2019 for the offence of impersonating a Police Officer.
Therefore, the image in circulation is not in anyway connected to a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Kaduna as portrayed in the report.
The Command is using this opportunity to advise members of the public to disregard and discontinue the circulation of the unfounded image as there is no iota of truth in it.
It is on the above premise that the Kaduna Command is calling on the general public particularly social media users to be positive while circulating unsubstantiated content in the public domain as it is capable of truncating the cordial relationship between the Kaduna Police Command and members of the civil populace.