Police Debunks Fake Viral Video At The Emir’s Palace Ilorin

The Kwara State Police Command has debunked a video in circulation on social media platforms where people were portrayed as lamenting over hardship and poverty in front of the Emir’s Palace in Ilorin.

In a statement on Sunday, 18th February 2024 signed by the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, said that the viral video has been studied and states as follows:

• No such gathering took place in any part of Ilorin in recent times, including the Emir’s Palace.
• ⁠The video in circulation is a doctored version of the true representation of a socio-cultural event in the forecourt of the Emir’s Palace some years ago. The viral video has been manipulated with another audio that does not match the countenance of the people seen in the video.

• ⁠The viral video is the handiwork of mischief makers and some subversive elements with criminal intent to disrupt the peace and harmony we enjoy in the state.

The Kwara State Police Command urged members of the public to disregard the video and desist from aiding the peddlers of fake news by sharing unverified information or content.

DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun said that the state commissioner of police, CP Victor Olaiya will continue to work with other security agencies to prevent any breakdown of law and order while ensuring that citizens continue to enjoy an atmosphere of peace and security.