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Kwara Police Revealed True Story Of Incidence At Elega Village In Asa LGA On Christmas Day

The Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that a WhatsApp message that went viral on Christmas day to the effect that a large number of unknown gunmen have overwhelmed the security at a farm known as ABC FARM and locked up all the workers in the farm security post situated at Elega town, Asa Local government Area of Kwara State, was untrue and a figment of the imagination of the writer.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi in a release signed and made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Monday said the true story was that, on 25/12/2021 at about 2200hrs, one Alhaji Usman Shehu ‘m’ Garkuawan Fulani of Afon, reported at Afon Police station that one Yau Ibrahim ‘m’ 20yrs of Elega village via Afon, went out grazing his cattles in the morning, at about 1700hrs, all the cattles returned to their camp without Yau the herder.

The release further said search party was organized by his kinsmen to look for him, in the course of the search, his corpse was discovered in the bush with his hands tied to his back and his legs equally tied, he was also found blindfolded with a clothing material.

The release also confirmed that the lifeless body the victim was recovered by the police and taken to the hospital for autopsy, while the arrested suspect is currently undergoing interrogation, while discreet investigation into the matter has commenced.

The quick response by men of the police Command averted what could have resulted in a serious confrontation calm has since been restored in the area.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ wishes to advise members of the public to always avoid spreading unverified stories that could ultimately lead to the break down of law and order, especially in Kwara State where we are enjoying relative peace.

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