The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has alleged that some unscrupulous individuals are using its emergency numbers to process and receive loans from the loan app finance companies.
Haruna Garba, Commissioner of Command, who disclosed this in a statement by the command spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, on Friday, warned that those behind the acts would be brought to book.
Garba also said some non-state actors had also been engaging the emergency lines.
“In the same vein, the CP enjoins non-state actors who have been engaging the Police emergency lines in their mischievous posts, aimed at misleading members of the public and those submitting same to obtain loans to desist from such and only use the emergency lines for its intended purpose as deliberate steps will be taken to arrest and prosecute the purveyors of these illegal acts.”
Garba also denied a viral report that kidnappers wore police uniforms to abduct 17 residents in the Apo area of Abuja.
“The Commissioner of Police FCT hereby wish to inform members of the public that contrary to the falsehood making the rounds on media platforms alleging that kidnappers who adorned the Police uniform to perpetrate their illicit acts have kidnapped 17 persons from the Apo area in Abuja is a figment of the author’s imagination as no incident of such happened within the FCT,” the statement said.
Adeh said the CP urged residents to cooperate with the police for improved service delivery.
“He equally tasks FCT residents to take advantage of the Police Control Room numbers in reporting suspicious activities: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883,” she stated.