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Kwara Police Refutes Claims of Recent Protest at Emir of Ilorin’s Palace

Kwara Police Refutes Claims of Recent Protest at Emir of Ilorin's Palace

The Kwara State Police Command has refuted a viral video that purportedly shows residents of Ilorin protesting at the Emir’s palace due to the prevailing economic hardships in the country.

In a statement issued on Sunday by DSP Ejire Adeyemi Toun, the command’s spokesperson in Ilorin, the public was urged to disregard the reports and refrain from spreading unverified information or content that aids the propagation of fake news.

The statement categorically labeled the video clip as the work of mischievous individuals and subversive elements with criminal intentions to disrupt the peace and harmony enjoyed in the state. It clarified, “No such gathering took place in any part of Ilorin recently, including the Emir’s Palace.”

According to the statement, the viral video had been carefully examined and found to be a manipulated version of a socio-cultural event that took place in the forecourt of the Emir’s Palace several years ago. The video was altered with an unrelated audio that did not match the expressions of the people depicted in the footage.

The Kwara State Police Command emphasized that the viral video aimed to mislead and cause unrest, and it assured the public that Commissioner of Police Victor Olaiya would continue to collaborate with other security agencies to prevent any potential breakdown of law and order. The command remains committed to maintaining an atmosphere of peace and security for all citizens.

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