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Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by DONSMITH123(m): 3:11pm On Nov 09, 2015
The Lagos State Police Command on Monday urged residents of the state not to report traffic robbery and other crimes first on social media but to the nearest police station.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joseph Offor, who made the appeal on Monday, said the reports would help the police in strategising on how to combat crimes and forestall occurrence.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, had lamented that Nigerians were fund of reporting crimes first on the social media.

He noted that reporting first to the nearest police station would help the police to prevent further occurrence.

He also spoke about how some distress calls were actually blown out of proportion and advised the residents to always verify their information before causing panic.

The PPRO added that making false reports of crime incidents on social media was a cheap blackmail against the leadership of the Nigeria Police.

“People should endeavour to report every road traffic robbery to the police station so that we will know who to hold responsible.

“This will help us to strategise and come against those people behind the crimes.

“We are not denying the fact that we have a couple of traffic robberies here and there but we have arrested some of the suspects.

“We have also prevented some of them that were about to be committed.

“When somebody is a victim of a crime, he knows where to go,’’ Offor told NAN.

“If you go to a police station to report, it will help us to have the statistics of crime being committed in that area; it will also help us in our planning.

“It will help us in our research but when people decide to report their cases to the social media, we see it as a cheap blackmail against the leadership of the Nigeria Police.

“And this is worrisome because it is not helping our statistics.’’

According to Offor, people making crime reports on the social media are not helping the system as planning and strategising cannot be based solely on statistics got from such reports.


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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by chocolateme(f): 3:12pm On Nov 09, 2015
Eziokwu?? The ones wey we don report via coming to the station and calling by emergency nko? No be two things dey involved: either their numbers are not reachable as of the time of making the report or you will be arrested at the station there.



FTC
Chocolate cream

Hmm!! FTC EVERYWHERE TODAY. Seun where is my car?

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by OnankpaBa(m): 3:12pm On Nov 09, 2015
yeye people...am always afraid of naija police.

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by 4reala(m): 3:14pm On Nov 09, 2015
Shld we first report it first to ur unreliable colleagues

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by DONSMITH123(m): 3:14pm On Nov 09, 2015
OnankpaBa:
yeye people...am always afraid of naija police.

my brother, i always tell my friends, You need to be afraid of a black man wearing black uniform under a hot weather.

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Bambless1(m): 3:14pm On Nov 09, 2015
Mtcheeeeew Sometimes emergency number is busy in lagos.

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Nobody: 3:15pm On Nov 09, 2015
really
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by oluwaSmith1(f): 3:15pm On Nov 09, 2015
Police is your friend grin grin grin grin
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by oluwaSmith1(f): 3:15pm On Nov 09, 2015
DONSMITH123:


my brother, i always tell my friends, You need to be afraid of a black man wearing black uniform under a hot weather.



i laugh fall grin grin grin grin
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by SmithEnemona(m): 3:16pm On Nov 09, 2015
yeye people...gerrahere mehn

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Awoofawo(m): 3:17pm On Nov 09, 2015
oluwaSmith1:
Police is your friend grin grin grin grin
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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by OnankpaBa(m): 3:18pm On Nov 09, 2015
DONSMITH123:


my brother, i always tell my friends, You need to be afraid of a black man wearing black uniform under a hot weather.

seriously my guy

Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by OnankpaBa(m): 3:20pm On Nov 09, 2015
chocolateme:
Eziokwu?? The ones wey we don report via coming to the station and calling by emergency nko? No be two things dey involved: either their numbers are not reachable as of the time of making the report or you will be arrested at the station there

Police?

The day i entered Abj late for the first time and i went to Jabi station to see if i can sleep there till the next day. Could you believe i was detained till the next day? Untill my elder brother came to bail me.

You better don't trust naija police.

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by lasisi69: 3:22pm On Nov 09, 2015
End time
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Nobody: 3:23pm On Nov 09, 2015
Mtchew.. Not when the breaking news is first reported on CNN before NTA.

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Nobody: 3:23pm On Nov 09, 2015
But where?
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Nobody: 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
Joke of the day

Op, you made my day

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Nobody: 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
Noted!
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by kennyman2000(m): 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
Just imagine..
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by emmaliveth10(m): 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
cheesy

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by iyatrustee(f): 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
One of the downside of social networks.


Everyone wants to be the first to break the news.
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by efilefun(m): 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
lol

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Sijo01(f): 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
Social media is the fastest way to pass information. Instead of me going to the police station to report any crime and be held against my wish, I prefer posting it online. tongue

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by kelvyn7(m): 3:24pm On Nov 09, 2015
shocked silly police angry

Instead of them to embrace, encourage and see how they can make judicious use of it, they are discouraging it embarassed smh

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Nobody: 3:25pm On Nov 09, 2015
As if them dey respond quick

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by miqos02(m): 3:25pm On Nov 09, 2015
poo
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by modath(f): 3:25pm On Nov 09, 2015
chocolateme:
Eziokwu?? The ones wey we don report via coming to the station and calling by emergency nko? No be two things dey involved: either their numbers are not reachable as of the time of making the report or you will be arrested at the station there


Bwaaaahahahhaha. . Kikikikikikikikiki grin cheesy

Abeg nor let me laugh choke.. grin cheesy
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by YerYer: 3:25pm On Nov 09, 2015
Report to the police so they can run for safety? Joke.

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by churchill213: 3:25pm On Nov 09, 2015
i see
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by MadCow1: 3:25pm On Nov 09, 2015
Nigerians report the crime on Social Media so word can spread fast to people to avoid the area.


Especially since we know that the Police will not respond on time, its better to inform the masses so dem sef go avoid the area.

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Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by Funjosh(m): 3:26pm On Nov 09, 2015
Hmmm
Re: Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media by moscobabs(m): 3:26pm On Nov 09, 2015
na where a go come report oo?? if Arm robber dey rub for Ijoko where there is no Police station and me wey i know sabi distress call number? how people go know wetin dey hapun for my area?

Nigeria Police is a joker grin grin grin

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