Police arrests man who started fake news that led to Endsars Protests
Police arrests man who started fake news that led to Endsars Protests all over the country which has led to massive reactions all over social media just recently
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has revealed that fake news that started from Ughelli community of Delta state, sparked up the Endsars protests across the nation.
Adamu disclosed this in an emergency security meeting with Governors of the 19 Northern states and some first-class Emirs in the region on Monday November 2.
According to Adamu, the Ughelli incident occurred after operatives of Operation Delta Safe, a state government sponsored joint security outfit comprising of the military, police and other security agencies, while on routine patrol around Ughelli Township chased down a Lexus SUV.
The IGP confirmed that a man identified as Nicholas was the reason behind the fake news that led to the massive protests all over the country
“One of the suspects, Joshua Ambrose jumped out of the moving patrol vehicle and sustained bruises on his head and body.
“The patrol team coming behind subsequently intercepted the escaping vehicle and arrested the two male occupants.
“The patrol team stopped to attend to the situation and they were mobbed and had to tactically retreat to prevent possible violence.
“While this was going on, one Malcolm Nicholas who was at the scene recorded the incident and uploaded it on social media with a false tag that SARS operatives had just shot someone dead at Ughelli, Delta state.
“The false news soon went viral and inflamed national passion, which eventually formed the rallying point for the protest. The said Nicholas has been arrested charged to court under the law.”
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