By Adanigho Julius, Warri
At about 2pm today a popular Warri based online media outfit WARRI APROKO TV posted a false photograph alleging Policemen of B Division Police Station Warri of searching some persons mobile phones and extortions on it’s official facebook page.
WARRI APROKO TV POST ON POLICEMEN CHECKING PHONES FALSE AND MALICIOUS, TARGETED TO DAMAGE THE IMAGE OF NIGERIA POLICE pic.twitter.com/pIlrPmFHFz— The Nations Express (@ExpressNations) January 20, 2021
But on a different account one of our correspondences who was stopped by the same policemen for stop and search gave a different account to the false allegation of WARRI APROKO TV.
While heading to Benin this morning some gallant men of B Division Police Warri, who were on patrol in the estate area of Warri, mounted a stop and search around the popular Fani Kayode Road, they pulled me over for a search.
I was overwhelmed when the police officer who pulled me over greeted me good morning sir and happy new year , he asked over my family before requesting for my driver’s license and vehicle papers.
And he instructed me to open my bout so he can see which I did.
As he was checking my papers another policeman pulled over a tricycle carrying about six boys, while searching them one after the other they discovered hard drugs (Spinols sachets and tramadol) on one of the occupants of the tricycle.
The Police officers did not search any phone of the occupants of the said tricycle as alleged by WARRI APROKO TV today on its official Facebook page handle, they only searched the occupant of the tricycles pockets and the seats of the tricycle.
They immediately left for the station with one of the boys they found the said drugs with.
The post by WARRI APROKO TV is false and disheartening of a news media. This can cause damages to some persons at different levels
At this time of the aftermath of the #Endsars protest which started with fake news at ughelli, Delta State.
The members of the public should be told the truth, not paddled stories that are not properly investigated by some news media in the country.
The Nigeria Police needs all of our support.
Fake news kills faster than coronavirus, WARRI APROKO TV post on policemen checking phones is false and malicious, it is targeted to damage the image of the men of B Division Warri who were rightly doing their job as mandated by law.
Those men today happen to be the best I have seen in my years as a Nigerian.
they look professional i think they need support not fake news paddled against them
Found attached confession video of the boy found with drugs
Suspected drugs addict arrested by police in warri pic.twitter.com/gj95B7o2cZ— The Nations Express (@ExpressNations) January 20, 2021