The Osun State Police Command has negated a media report that it has arrested a commercial bus driver who allegedly sold 18 passengers to kidnappers.
Police Spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday in Osogbo described the report as false and mischievous.
According to the police spokesperson, Yemisi Oplola, the driver only abandoned the passengers at Efon-Alaye in Ekiti State when they alighted to help some accident victims heading to Lagos from Abuja.
‘’The attention of Osun State Police Command has been drawn to news making rounds which read thus:
People of Nigeria, if your relative is missing this morning,19/07/2021, if he was traveling from Abuja to Lagos/Ibadan (passing through Kabba/Ekiti), a driver has been arrested this evening at Ilesa/Ibadan Expressway with full loading of luggage but the whole18 passengers have been sold to kidnappers along Ita-Ore road, in Ekiti State’’, the command said.
Police Command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state emphatically that there was no such case reported at Ijamo nor any other police station in Osun’’
‘’Osun State police Command, therefore, urges the general public to disregard the news, and wishes to warn against the spread or peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories’’.
Spreading false information will not only instill fears in the members of the public but also create unnecessary panic, tension and commotion in the land’’, the Command said.