Fake news: Police arrest WhatsApp admin and group members for Image of a married woman trafficking of children in the City.
The Kano State Police Command arrested the WhatsApp group admin and members for circulating ‘fake news’ and an image of a married woman who they said was engaged in trafficking of children in the city.
According to the Superintendent of Police Magaji Musa Maaji told the PRNigeria on Monday that the suspect was arrested and paraded after the victim who circulated the fake news lodged a formal complaint to the police command.
Magaji also said: “We received a lot of complaints from a married woman and a civil servant that her Photo has been shared online via WhatsApp group with the intent to malign and incite the public against her.
However, the Police Command has granted the WhatsApp group Admin bail because the offence his bailable but further investigation has been taken place as we speak to you now.
The Police command has provide security over the innocent woman for fear of mob attack because her Photo and the fake report on her has gone viral both online and offline.
The Police Command warned the social media users to be careful of what they receive and share on a social media, most especially WhatsApp and Facebook.
Magaji said: We should guard against the misuse of social media platform by creating a false new, sharing and forwarding objectionable.
This will be a lesson to other group admins such as WhatsApp group Gossip, News, Jokes etc.