By James Ogunnaike & Esther Onyegbula

THE Ogun State Police Command, yesterday, debunked the news-making rounds on social media that about 20 persons were kidnapped on Kara Bridge along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, described the news as fake.

Oyeyemi said: “There is nothing like the kidnapping of one, let alone 20 persons at the Kara bridge or anywhere along Lagos- Ibadan expressway.

“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to news circulating on social media that 20 people were kidnapped by bandits on Kara Bridge along Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

“To dispel the wicked rumour which is capable of causing panic in the mind of the public, the command wishes to inform the public that the said news is nothing but fake and lies from the pit of hell.

“Because of the road construction work going on in that axis, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered 24-hour surveillance patrol of the area to checkmate the activities of hoodlums who might want to take advantage of the traffic jams to perpetrate evils.”

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