Edo State Police Deny Arrest of DPO Circulating on Social Media

Edo State Police Deny Arrest of DPO Circulating on Social Media

  • The Nigerian police have refuted a viral claim alleging that the DPO, Ehor Division, Edo state, CSP Benjamin Benafa has been arrested
  • Reacting to the allegations via its spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello described the allegations as malicious and misleading
  • The Edo police spokesman in a statement on Monday, July 26, urged the people and residents to disregard the report

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Edo state - The Nigeria Police Force, Edo state command has denied that CSP Benjamin Benafa, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ehor division was arrested.

In a report by The News Agency of Nigeria, the command also refuted allegations that Benafa was nabbed by a special anti-kidnap team from the office of the Inspector-General of Police.

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Edo State Police
The police has dismissed allegations that the divisional police officer in charge of Ehor division in Edo state was arrested. Photo credit: @ngpolice
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The police in a statement on Monday, July 26, by the command spokesman SP Kontongs Bello, described the allegations as mischievous, malicious, and misleading, The Nation added.

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According to Bello, the report which has gone viral on various social media platforms is the work of mischief-makers to tarnish the image of the force.

While noting that the report was aimed at inciting the general public against the police, the commissioner of police, Edo command, CP Phillips Ogbadu called on the people of the state and its residents to disregard the report and go about their businesses.

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Earlier, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state recommended death by hanging in public for convicted kidnappers, cattle rustlers, and their informants.

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Bello in a statement shared on his Facebook page on Friday, July 16, said he assented to some laws which include anti-kidnapping and cattle rustling law.

According to the governor, the Kidnapping and Cattle Rustling Special Provisions Law of 2016 was amended to provide punishment of informants and all those involved in aiding and abetting the criminals.

FG to deploy robots, artificial intelligence to fight crime

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government is contemplating deploying robots and artificial intelligence in combating crime in the country.

The Senate on Wednesday, July 14, disclosed that the ministry of communications and digital economy has established a centre for the establishment of the new initiative.

The lawmakers stated that the new crime-fighting method was being considered based on a report on the spate of growing insecurity in Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng

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