Police deny arrest of DCP giving arms to kidnappers in Kaduna

The Police Command State has refuted a social media report that arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Police giving arms to kidnappers.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said in a statement issued on Thursday , that the person in the report a criminal arrested in Akwa Ibom two years ago.

“The command wishes to categorically state that the image in circulation is not that of any police officer in the Kaduna Command or anywhere .

“The image with camouflage uniform, wearing the rank of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, is one of Kingsley Udoyem, who arrested and paraded by Akwa-Ibom Police Command on 2nd January, 2019 the offence of impersonating a police officer.

“Therefore, the image in circulation is not in any way connected to a Deputy Commissioner of Police 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 iota of truth in ,” said.

Jalige also urged the general public particularly social media users, to be positive and avoid circulating unsubstantiated materials.

According to him, those circulating the fake news report were doing so to tarnish the image of the police and create rift between and the public in the state. (NAN)