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Police debunk alleged ritual killing of woman in Abuja – VELOXNEWS


From Molly Kilete, Abuja

 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command, has debunked the rumour making the rounds on the social media following the killing of a woman whose body was dumped under the popular AYA Bridge in Asokoro, Abuja, with her vital body parts allegedly missing.

A social media influencer, who sent a message over the death of the woman and attributed it to ritual killing, said the incident happened around five o’clock in the morning.

The message reads: “A young woman’s corpse is right now seen at the AYA bridge, Abuja, with her vital body parts missing since 5am.

“The attention of the concerned authorities is needed here asap.”

But in a swift reaction, the FCT Police Command described the news as fake, and advised the public to eschew the habit of reporting incidents falsely or out of proportion even as the police continue to do their best in ensuring that crime and criminality are brought to the barest minimum in the territory.

Contrary to the claims on the social media, the police said the body was that of a young man and not of a woman.

The command’s Public Relations Officer Josephine Adeh, who made this known, gave the name of the deceased as John Daam, and a staff of V.R Drilling Limited of 5th Avenue Gwarinpa Abuja.

Adeh said he was killed by a hit and run driver; the deceased was on his way to work when the incident happened.

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