The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested and subsequently charged 14 individuals to court for spreading false information that innocent residents were responsible for the disappearance of their genitals. This misinformation led to several incidents of mob violence against more than 10 accused persons in the nation’s capital over the past few weeks.
FCT Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, revealed this during a press briefing at the command headquarters where he highlighted the recent successes in crime prevention by the police in the FCT.
Garba explained that the command received reports of over 10 cases, primarily in the Garshi, Gwagwalada, and Kwali areas of the FCT, some of which escalated into mob attacks by local youths. Fortunately, no lives were lost during these incidents.
Medical evaluations conducted by experts on the individuals who made false claims of missing male organs confirmed that their genitals were intact and fully functional.
“The FCT Police Command has recorded over 10 cases of alleged male organ disappearances across the territory, leading to an increase in mob actions by enraged youths. The Police Command’s intervention was necessary to prevent loss of lives and property and restore law and order,” CP Garba stated.
CP Garba further noted that the 14 individuals who falsely claimed their male organs had disappeared were charged in court for providing false information and inciting public disturbance.