Man Behind Ilorin Killer Text Messages Arrested

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The Kwara Police Command on Friday arrested a man alleged to be circulating `killer’ text messages to the public.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Kayode Fabode, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that the man (names withheld) was being interrogated.
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Fabode urged members of the public to ignore the messages, saying there was no iota of truth in them.
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The police spokesman said that the man had been sending text messages claiming that four people who answered calls from a certain GSM number had died in Ilorin and Omu-Aran.
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The number according to the police belongs to a girl who was preaching to the suspect to accept Christ.
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The police spokesman said that the claims in the text messages were untrue, and advised members of the public to ignore them and go about their normal businesses.
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Fabode said that no death connected with the use of GSM calls had been reported in Ilorin or Omu-Aran by anyone.
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“It is not true that people have died because they received or picked their calls on phone, particularly in Kwara,’’ he said.
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He said that police investigations led to the arrest of the suspected originator of the text messages, who is a student of a tertiary institution in the state.
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According to him, the reported claims of death in Egbe, Ilorin and Omu-Aran are not true.
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The text messages had created anxiety among the people in Omu-Aran and Ilorin. (NAN)


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