Police debunk death report of girl sleeping with dog, to prosecute author of fake news

The Lagos State Police Command has debunked media report in some quarters that the lady captured in viral sex with dog has died of infection, just the police authorities has indicated possibility of prosecuting author of the fake news.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundehin made the clarification in a statement, adding that the author of the fake news was invited for questioning but could not substantiate the said report
“The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a publication with the above caption dated May 10, 2022 and credited to one Kayode Ajiboye of Independent Newspapers. As this borders on an ongoing police investigation, the Lagos State Police Command reached out to the author of this article for information that would help the police conclude/close the investigation”, Hundeyin wrote.
“Shockingly, however, the author claimed he could not verify the story but simply lifted it from an online blog. Not only did this author not credit the original source (plagiarism) of the news in consonance with simple ethics of journalism, he also made no attempt to fact-check the news, thereby making himself susceptible to the spreading of fake news, especially knowing how critical and sensitive the facts in issue were”, the statement reads.
Penpushing further reports that the police said available facts suggested that the author is in cahoot with the wanted lady to help her evade justice, which is an established criminal offence
“Available facts suggests that the author is in cahoot with the wanted suspect to help her evade justice, which in itself is a criminal offense. While it is the duty of every Nigerian to support the police in any ongoing investigation, it is an established fact that it is criminal to publish false information with intent to mislead the public”.
“It is equally criminal to subvert criminal investigation and obstruct police officers in the discharge of their duties. In line with its stance on transparency, the Lagos State Police Command brings this update to Nigerians and gives assurances that the ongoing investigation has been re-focused appropriately”.
“While available leads are being followed, the command encourages anyone with useful information on the matter to make same available to the police using any of our available communication channels.

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