The Nigerian Police today, Saturday, has confirmed that Audu Bakori who is the owner of Chocolate City entertainment, Audu has been apprehended after being accused of spreading false information capable of brewing cummunal and religious crisis.
This arrest came after the Police authority had carried out their invstigation on the matter.
The exact department of the Police authority that made the arrest was not disclosed by a senior police officer. Nevertheless, he said the Police has a duty to ensure investigation of petitions and allegations made by Nigerians, especially one that could obstruct the flow peace and stability in any region or part of the country.
According to Vanguard, a senior officer who wish to be anonymous said on saturday, wondered why the wailing about the arrest of the entertainer saying since there was petition and evidence of committing an offence against him, the police has a duty to carry out investigation.
Recall that on Friday, the social media was dominated with reports that the Chocolate City owner was arrested in Lagos and transferd to Abuja by the Police.
The officer asked, “Do you know the number of persons, particularly the youths that follow the social media. Imagine sending fake information about killings of one group in a situation of crisis which did not exist. Are you trying to ignite more killings or bloodshed among people who have lived together for years or what?
“Any way there is no cause for worry. Investigations will clear the air about the allegations against him. The police will not just arrest people without a reason”.
According to Vanguard, a senior police officer who was deployed to Southern Kaduna for security duties to checkmate the violence in Kafanchan and other towns in Southern Kaduna last week refuted the claim that 800 people were not killed in Southern Kaduna.
He said, “Between my God and I that is talking to you, the number of deaths since this crisis started has not been more than 20. Nobody is happy about it but we are doing everything possible to contain it. These people causing the crisis should not make things worse for security agencies.”