The Lagos police command has revealed that the news on the internet purporting that one Olaniyan Yemi, a final year student of accounting at Osun State University is in their custody is false.
A viral social media message had alleged that Olaniyan, a final year Accounting student, went to the police division on the night of Tuesday, February 28 to submit some documents for industrial training. He was said to have been a first timer in Lagos.
In a statement signed by the Lagos state PPRO, SP Chike Oti, the command stated that there is no record to show that Olaniyan was at any Lagos state police stations. Read the statement below
The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a posting on the internet purporting that one Olaniyan Yemi, ( resident in Osogbo), a final year student of accounting at Osun State University, Okuku Campus, who came to Lagos to submit documents for his IT at an ICAN office in Lagos and thereafter slept at Ojodu Police Station, is missing. It was also mentioned in the posting that Mr. Olaniyan Yemi’s trip to Lagos was his first to the city.
The Lagos State Police Command hereby states categorically that Olaniyan Yemi was never a guest at Ojodu Police Station as alleged. There’s no record to show that he was at any Police station in Lagos either as a visitor or a detainee. Besides, no Police station in Lagos operates as a guest house. It is not allowed.
Going forward, the Command wishes to advise the concerned family to report a case of missing person to the police so that the matter can be thoroughly investigated. For instance the detectives would want know which of the ICAN offices in Lagos the missing person went for the submission of his document because there’s no ICAN office close to Ojodu Police Station. Secondly, it was stated in the write up that the missing student is a first time visitor to Lagos, the detectives would like to know if arrangement was made for him to contact anybody on arrival and so on. Please hurry up and report this matter to the police because time is of essence.
SP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer