Police deny arrest of DCP giving arms to kidnappers in Kaduna

The Police Command Kaduna State has refuted a that it arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Police giving to kidnappers.

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

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

“The image with camouflage uniform, wearing the rank of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, is one of Kingsley Udoyem, who was 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 in Kaduna as portrayed in the .

“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 it,” he said.

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

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