Zone 2 Police Command Reacts To Media Report On Internet Fraud And Cultism

By Frank Oshanugor

Authorities of the Zone 2 Police Command (Lagos and Ogun States) of the Nigeria Police Force; have debunked the story in some media quarters alleging that the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of the Zone, Adeleke Adeyinka Bode described some of his police personnel as being involved in internet fraud (a.k.a. Yahoo Yahoo) and cultism.

In a statement on Friday, the Zonal spokesperson, Hauwa Idris-Adamu, a Superintendent of Police said “it becomes very imperative for the Command to clear the air and set the records straight on the news being circulated by some media that the Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone 2 Command, AIG Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, admitted that some of his men are into internet fraud otherwise known as Yahoo-Yahoo and Cultism.

“The Command under the watch of the Assistant Inspector General of Police wishes to inform the public that the news was erroneously published as the AIG never had any conversation with any journalist during his visit to Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police and that the AIG was quoted out of context.”

The statement added that “in the in-house lecture he had with officers and men of the Ogun State Command on the 28th July 2022; no such statement was made, the AIG only charged officers and men of the Ogun State Command not to get involved in such practices (i.e. Cultism, internet Fraud and

other social vices), be more dedicated to duty, respect the rule of law and be civil to members of the public while they eschew all forms of corrupt practices.

“Members of the public are therefore urged to disregard the erroneous publication being circulated as no such statement was made by the AIG and there is no such practice in the Nigeria Police,”

The police warned that anyone found doing such will be made to face the full wrath of the law, contrary to the news in circulation.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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