I highly commend the Akoka of Lagos, divisional police for swinging to immediate action to arrest a lady by the name of Omotoyosi who raised false rape and kidnap alarm.
The lady had tweeted that she had been kidnapped and getting raped then went ahead to provide information (including phone number) of the said rapist with an actual location.
The matter was pounced on by the general public until the police were forced to react. They raided the said location and indeed got the guys who happened to live there. But contrary to Toyosi’s claim, she wasn’t there let alone being raped.
She later released a video claiming she was fine. But that wasn’t enough to convince the public that feared she may have made the next post under duress. This prompted the police to intensify their search until they finally got the girl herself. On interrogation, she claimed she was fine and merely made the rape and kidnapping claim for fun. Just for fun.
That she wasn’t in any form of danger.The act was enough to earn her an arrest.She is in detention as we speak which is the right course on this issue.
People like her are the reason poor Dr. Chinelo of the Kaduna train attack didn’t receive genuine concern when she tweeted she was shot.
The police had complained of thousands of fake emergency alert following the launch of their new emergency help system.
They should start curbing that menace by making Omotoyosi a scapegoat, so people will understand the gravity of raising false alarms in a country like Nigeria battling serious security unrest.