Kwara CPS Office Petitions Police Over Forged Statements
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Office of the Chief Press Secretary, CPS to the Governor of Kwara State has petitioned the Police Command in the state over what it describes as “repeated incidents of forgery and mischievous alterations of statements from the office”.
In a statement by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary Mashood AbdulRafiu Agboola on Thursday, the office specifically identified the circulation on various WhatsApp platforms of a forged version of the statement the CPS Rafiu Ajakaye had issued following the visit of Governor of Borno State Prof. Babagana Zulum to Kwara on December 12, 2021.
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“The CPS Office, knowing the irreparable damage such unlawful action or prank could do to public peace, has petitioned the law enforcement agency (police) to investigate the matter and prosecute the suspects to serve as deterrence to others who may want to cause mischief and possible breakdown of law and order under whatever guise,” according to the statement.
“The Office of the CPS strongly believes that forging a statement of public officers or anyone at all and circulating same for whatever purpose cannot qualify for free speech and cannot be said to be in public interest. It therefore urges the law enforcement agency to quickly act in the interest of the law, public order and peace.”