The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested and charged 14 men to court for lying that some innocent residents caused their genitals to disappear.
The act has led to several mob actions carried out against over 10 accused persons in the nation’s capital city in the past few weeks.
FCT Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters on crime prevention successes recorded by the police across the FCT.
He noted that the command received over 10 cases, mostly around Garshi, Gwagwalada and the Kwali areas of the FCT, some of which escalated into mob actions by youths.
He, however, explained that no lives were lost in the reported incidents, adding that when the false alarmists were taken to the hospital for evaluation, medical tests conducted on them by medical experts revealed that their male organs were intact and also active.
CP Garba said, “The FCT Police Command has recorded over 10 cases of alleged disappearance of male organs across the territory and the escalating incidents of mob action by irate youths.
"It took the intervention of the Police Command to prevent the loss of lives and property and restore law and order.
“Fourteen suspects who claimed that their male organs had disappeared were taken to the hospital where the medical doctor confirmed that their organs were intact and active.
"Consequently, they were charged to court for giving false information and inciting public disturbance."