- The Nigeria Police Force is seeking the help of citizens in the investigation of a crime
- The police have released a bulletin of some individuals wanted for committing an offence
- The authorities did not disclose where the alleged crime occurred
Nigerian Twitter users have been reacting to a post by the police where it announced a whopping N10m reward for anyone who has useful information on the whereabouts of some suspects captured in a CCTV footage.
The post was shared via the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Thursday, February 4.
The bulletin contained the still pictures of two suspects who were captured by the CCTV at a crime scene.
According to the police, citizens who intend to report the incident can visit the closest police station for that purpose.
The police also said Nigerians who are capable of arresting the suspects can do so and hand them over to the nearest police station.
The authorities further disclosed numbers citizens who want to share information can call.
However, some citizens who reacted to the post questioned why the police could not use biometric data to track the suspects.
We did Data and Image Capturing during Registration for Voters card, Drivers License, NIN, JAMB, and BVN. Take these images, get matching pictures and streamline your search them share the Non-existent 10 million amongst yourselves and most importantly buy new vans!
You have all our data, bvn, finger print, passport photograph, nin and you’re still giving ten million to the public to look for someone with only picture that is not even clear.
Another group said they want upfront payment before they provide assistance to the police on the issue.
''I personally know de guy,but before i tell anybody, you will first and waya me half of de money which is 5m.''
Christopher Sunny @ituma2496 said:
Pay advance of 5m then when the job is done you pay the balance. If you are OK with that then we start the search forthwith. The last I will trust in business is the Nigerian police. Wayoo na their nickname.''
Another set of users expressed doubt that the police will pay the promised reward .
Assey Nail polish @hotplantain_said:
Anybody that will give police the information of the whereabouts of these people hoping to get 10million will be very stupid. Better avoid the trap.''
So police will just put up pictures and ask us to provide the person without an reason why Face with tears of joy. Una Mumu Don enter Pro."
In another news, the Edo state police command has disclosed that it has arrested some suspects connected to the kidnapping and killing of Eloniyo Dennis Abuda, a United States-based Edo prince.
Dennis was reportedly abducted on Saturday, January 30, but was later found dead after his family paid N10 million ransom to his abductors.
The police spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, told Channels TV that the hoodlums were arrested by operatives of the anti-kidnapping and cybercrimes unit in collaboration with vigilantes and hunters.