Police Raise Alarm as Rescue Me App Gets Over 10,000 Fake Alerts Within 72 Hours

Police Raise Alarm as Rescue Me App Gets Over 10,000 Fake Alerts Within 72 Hours

  • The police ‘Rescue Me App’ that is supposed to meet the demands of Nigerians in distress, has been faced with a major issue, fake alerts
  • This development was made known by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, via a tweet on Wednesday, March 30
  • CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed that the app has received over ten thousand fake emergency alerts through some citizens' prank testing services

The Nigeria Police ‘Rescue Me App’ has received over 10,000 fake emergency alerts in four days.

This is according to the acting force public relations officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, March 30.

The Rescue Me App was launched by the police to help citizens in distress to report crimes in their neighbourhoods, with direct access to police helplines, The Punch added.

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‘Rescue Me App’, Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi
The Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi appealed to Nigerians to cooperate with the Force. Photo credit: Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi
Source: Facebook

Adejobi announces the latest development

In his tweet, Adejobi noted that the fake emergency alerts by some citizens prank testing the service had resulted in heavy traffic on the system.

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He urged Nigerians to only use the service when in genuine need for the police to be able to help those who are in an emergency.

The FPRO also reaffirmed the app’s usefulness while calling for citizens’ cooperation with the police.

Apart from crime reportage, the Rescue Me App also has other functions such as requesting an ambulance, emergency contact feature, reporting a police officer, and navigation.

Lawyers Now-Now: Excitement for prison inmates as female lawyers launched Nigeria’s app for justice

In another development, it is indeed a piece of exciting news and a step taken in the right direction after a long outcry by Nigerians seeking justice over unlawful detention, arrest and more.

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A Nigerian group of all-female lawyers is at the forefront of rendering probono legal service to indigent inmates in prison.

The lawyers have an app called “Lawyers NowNow” where Nigerians across the 36 states who fall victim to police brutality, extortion, harassment, and arbitrary arrest can access the service of a probono lawyer within a minute.

Police arrest teenagers for killing girlfriend for money rituals

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the police in Ogun state arrested three teenagers believed to be involved in ritual activities in the state.

The teenagers were arrested after they were sighted by security operatives burning a suspicious item inside a pot. At a closer examination, it was discovered that what they were burning was a human skull.

The skull, it was learned, belonged to a girlfriend of the fourth suspect who is still at large. When they were interrogated, the boys confessed to the crime of killing a girl named Rofiat.

They said they cut off her head and dumped the remaining parts of her body inside an uncompleted building.

Source: Legit.ng

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