The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, has said that the 14 residents who raised alarm and lied about the missing of their organs was found out to be untrue after medical examination was conducted on each of them.
The Police Commissioner in the Federal capital, Mr Haruna Garba, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the command’s achievements in the fight against crime and criminality.
Garba said that the 14 persons were currently being prosecuted after confirming their lies.
The police chief said that the defendants were being prosecuted for giving false information and inciting public disturbances.
He said that the false alarm had also misled the police to embark on mob actions which were carried out against over 10 accused persons in FCT in the past few weeks.
Garba said that the command received over 10 cases, mostly around Garshi, Gwagwalada and the Kwali areas of the FCT, adding that some of which escalated into mob actions by the youth.
The police chief, however, said that no life was lost in the reported incidents.
“The FCT Police Command has recorded over 10 cases of alleged disappearance of male organs across the territory and the escalating incidents of mob action by irate youths.
“It took the intervention of the Police Command to prevent the loss of lives and property and restore law and order.
“Fourteen suspects who claimed that their male organs had disappeared were taken to the hospital where the medical doctor confirmed that their organs were intact and active.
“Consequently, they were charged to court for giving false information and inciting public disturbance,” he said.
Garba appealed to the residents to warn their wards and children to desist from raising false alarm.
The police chief also urged them not to resort to jungle justice or mob action as innocent lives may be lost in the process.
He said that hospitals did not need police reports before attending to patients in emergency situations.
Garba said this while fielding questions from newsmen on one Miss Greatness Olorunfemi, a victim of ‘one chance’ operators, who was thrown out of a moving vehicle, by the suspected attackers in Abuja.
Olorunfemi, who was brought to the hospital by a good Samaritan, according to an unconfirmed report, was allegedly abandoned by medical personnel at the Maitama District Hospital to die for lack of a police report.
Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) had refuted the claim, stressing that the report was not true.
Reacting to the development in a statement on Monday in Abuja, Buhari Yakasai, Assistant Director of the FCTA health services and environment, had said that the victim was brought in dead to the hospital.
The police chief also advised residents to be wary of boarding unpainted taxi to avoid being victims of one chance
“I wish to advise residents of the FCT to be wary of the kind of vehicles they board. It is advised that they should board only painted taxis from designated motor parks.
“It is risky to board an unpainted taxis otherwise known as ‘kabu-kabu’ as they may fall victims of these robbers known as One Chance,” he said.