The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has debunked the widely reported alleged kidnap of one Safiyanu Amira and 16 others in Abuja on Tuesday.
In a statement on Friday, the command’s Deputy Public Relations Officer, ASP Omotayo Oduniyi, while debunking the alleged kidnap, said the Twitter user has been found and currently in police custody.
Oduniyi said, “The Federal Capital Territory Police Command wishes to categorically debunk the viral news of the alleged kidnapping of one Safiyanu Amira and 17 others who were reportedly abducted at gunpoint by armed men in police uniform on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at about 01:00 pm, and to state that Safiyanu Amira is currently safe in police custody.”
The police stated further that Amirah was currently under medical examination and investigation ongoing.
The statement noted, “While she is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by global best practices, the investigation continues and findings will be communicated subsequently.
“The Commissioner of Police FCT Command, Babaji Sunday, while commending the gallantry of the tactical and investigative apparatus detailed on the case, appreciated the members of the public for their calmness and the various degrees of useful information given to the police.
He enjoined the good people of the FCT not to relent in partnering with the police, especially towards rendering information, to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the police through available emergency lines.’’