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Three In Police Net Over Alleged Cyber-bullying, Threat To Life

Two women and a man have been apprehended by personnel of the Lagos State Police Command over alleged cyberstalking, cyberbullying, abduction, threat to life and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Confirming this, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed that the suspects were captured following several petitions from different persons, bordering on the alleged offences.

The police spokesman declared that a preliminary investigation conducted by the Police established the cases against the suspects but added that the Police would investigate the cases further for possible prosecution.

He stated that the Police had approached a court of competent jurisdiction and got a remand order for the suspects till Jan. 10, 2024, to ensure a thorough investigation.

“The Force would continue to enforce extant laws of the nation, particularly those relating to cyberstalking and cyberbullying, which can trigger violence if not adequately managed or curtailed.

“Members of the public will be kept abreast of developments as the investigation progresses,” he said.

Meanwhile, goods and other properties valued at about N70 million were destroyed in a fire incident at No. 2C, Aba road, opposite Penco Plaza in Umuahia, Abia State, on Thursday night.

Several mails containing international passports were also burnt during the inferno.

Although the cause of the fire outbreak was not established at the time of the incident, some sympathizers said preliminary investigations pointed at a spark from a faulty electrical wall socket in one of the shops upstairs.

One of the victims, Rev Temple Uzodinma, said he received a distress phone call at about 7 pm on Thursday from someone telling him that the buildings were on fire.

Uzodinma, who said he immediately contacted the men of Abia State Fire Service, added that the fire had spread to other shops and other corporate offices before the arrival of the firefighters.

He said the firefighters were able to control the inferno from gutting more shops.

He cried out that the incident was a devastating blow to the victims, while appealing to the Abia State Government and other able individuals to come to their aid.

Among the property destroyed were cash, electronic appliances, sewing machines, rolls of clothes, international mail etc.

An employee of United Parcel Service, UPS, identified as Wisdom, said that parcels of mail containing international passports and other important documents were destroyed in his office, lamenting that the situation may affect travel plans of the owners of the burnt mail.

The Federal Fire Service and Abia State Ministry of Environment had been running campaigns warning Abia residents on dangers of fire disaster.

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