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Ekiti Police debunk false alarm on bank robbery

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti


Ekiti State Police Command has described as false alarm the rumour on bank robbery in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State.

The police equally called on the people of the State to remain calm and go about their daily businesses.

In a statement by the police in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday said by the Public Relations Officer  (PPRO) Mr Sunday Abutu, said “the attention of the Ekiti State Police Command has been drawn to a fabricated story circulating across the State especially through the social media that a Bank in Ado-Ekiti and/or Ikere-Ekiti was under attack by a group of armed robbers today being 19/12/2023.

 The Command wishes to state clearly that the trending news was just a mere imagination of some fake news peddlers and enemies of the state who derive joy in causing unnecessary apprehension in the society.

The Command therefore,  enjoined members of the public to disregard the disinformation and go about their lawful businesses.

The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr Dare  Ogundare, has however, ordered the deployment of more tactical and intelligence teams across the State especially around banking areas to ensure there is no attack or breach of peace anywhere in the State while warning all fake news promoters to repent or face the full wrath of the law soon.

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