Man behind Ilorin killer text messages arrested

The Kwara Police Command on Friday arrested
a man alleged to be circulating `killer’ text messages
to the public.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Kayode Fabode,
told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that
the man (names withheld) was being interrogated.
Fabode urged members of the public to ignore the
messages, saying there was no iota of truth in them.
The police spokesman said that the man had been
sending text messages claiming that four people who
answered calls from a certain GSM number had died in
Ilorin and Omu-Aran.
The number according to the police belongs to a girl
who was preaching to the suspect to accept Christ.
The police spokesman said that the claims in the text
messages were untrue, and advised members of the
public to ignore them and go about their normal
Fabode said that no death connected with the use of
GSM calls had been reported in Ilorin or Omu-Aran by anyone.
“It is not true that people have died because they received or picked their calls on phone,
particularly in Kwara,’’ he said.
He said that police investigations led to the arrest of the suspected originator of the text
messages, who is a student of a tertiary institution in the state.
According to him, the reported claims of death in Egbe, Ilorin and Omu-Aran are not true.
The text messages had created anxiety among the people in Omu-Aran and Ilorin. (NAN)

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