The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has cautioned residents against sharing false information about the alleged disappearance of manhood in Abuja.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, gave the warning on Friday, in a statement.
SP Josephine Adeh said the rumours have led to public anxiety and disruption of peace.
The warning followed an incident involving one Rokeeb Saheed, who accused one Lucky Josiah of causing his male organ to disappear.
Adeh said that a medical examination has confirmed that Saheed’s organ was fine, while Josiah, who was earlier injured has been treated.
She added that the Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, said there would be stringent measures against spreading false information.
She urged the public not to resort to jungle justice, adding that the command is committed to preserving peace and security.
“The FCT Police Command cautions residents against sharing false information about the alleged disappearance of male organs in the territory. False rumors lead to public anxiety and disrupt peace. An incident involving Rokeeb Saheed, who accused Lucky Josiah of causing his male organ’s disappearance, prompted this warning. After medical examinations, Saheed’s male organ was confirmed to be fine, and Josiah’s injuries were treated.
“In a similar development, 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 mobilised 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 statement read
She equally urged the public to promptly report distress calls and complaints through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883. Additionally, the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk can be reached at 0902 222 2352.