Police share video to debunk allegation of fake suspects’ picture

Frank Mba

The Nigeria Police Force has shared a video on social media to debunk allegation that a photo of suspects uploaded on Tuesday was falsified.

The police had shared pictures one of which bore a woman Talatu Ibrahim a suspected arm bearer from Zamfara State and Duleji Abubakar who allegedly patronises her. Some social media users alleged the pictures were fake because they were doctored.

But the police uploaded a video on Wednesday to prove the suspects were arrested.

“The attention of @PoliceNG has been drawn to comments in the social media erroneously suggesting that the photos of the suspects shared on the Police handles on 1st December, 2020 were falsified,” the statement which followed the video read.

“The Force wishes to state categorically that there was absolutely no misrepresentation or any intention whatsoever to deceive members of the public.

“To set the record straight, in the case involving one Talatu Ibrahim, female, 40years old from Shinkafi LGA, Zamfara State from whom six (6) AK49 rifles were recovered and one other, Duleji Alhaji Abubakar a.k.a Ori jeje who gets arms supply from her to carry out series of kidnapping and armed robbery in Kwara State, the pictures are authentic and true representation of the suspects and exhibits.

“However, the pictures were taken separately and merged into one screen for seamless understanding of the story line. The arms showcased in the picture were the exhibits recovered by Police operatives from the suspects.”