The Rivers State Police Command has declared that the report of hijack of a bus conveying college students within the Ogoni space of the State is fake.
Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers State, SP Nnamdi Omoni in a press release titled, ‘RE: Gunmen hijack bus crammed with college students in Rivers, demand #2 million ransom”, stated the report revealed by an internet platform was concocted.
SP Omoni, who stated no such incident occurred, stated the report was the handiwork of “mischief makers”.
He stated, “The eye of the Rivers State Police Command has been drawn to a phantom on-line information on the above caption and would want to instantly react as follows: That in current occasions, the Ogoni Communities have loved fragile peace after the arrest and subsequent demise of ‘Bobisky” essentially the most dreaded Kidnapper, who was declared needed by the State Authorities with a Bounty of #30 million Naira.
“That the purported Kidnap or hijack of a Business Bus carrying College students is fake baseless and never verifiable however solely exists within the creativeness of mischief makers.
“That preliminary Investigation carried out, together with interfaces and interviews with the College Authorities revealed that no such factor occurred.
“It is usually vital to notice that no household or dad and mom reported a case of lacking individual and extra importantly that the Polytechnic in query has been on Holidays and solely resumed yesterday 1/3/2021 with scanty actions, which clearly negates the web report.
“To that extent the information needs to be discountenanced, as the brand new Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday is irrevocably dedicated to defending the lives and property of all of the residents of the State, whereas requesting the assist and cooperation of one and all.”