The rumour was created to instill fear in Nigerians, the police spokesperson said.
The rumour of three beheaded corpse of some students lying along the Ijebu-Ibadan Road in Ogun State is false, the Ogun State Police Command said on Monday.
The social media had been agog with the rumour that the students, three females, had been beheaded with their bodies lying on the street.
“3 corpses that has been beheaded suspected to be females was thrown from a Range-Rover Sport Jeep @ Ijebu-Ode–Ibadan road just now…One is fair in complexion with Unilag School I.D card (Yetunde Ajao) inside her hand-bag, the second is an OOUITE student(Oyindamola Esan),also fair in complexion and kinda tall and the last one is short, plumpy and dark with no identity… Please if you know any of these girls kindly notify their friends or family member 2come right away and remove their corpse.
On-coming vehicles can run over them @ anytime because they were dumped by the road side….. May God save Ladies of nowadyz and the way they hustle for money,and to those that still do hot-jobs,” the broadcast message read.
But speaking to journalist in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the police debunked the rumour. The Ogun State Police Command Spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the rumour was created to instill fear in the minds of Nigerians.
“The attention of the command has been drawn to the rumour of 3 beheaded female corpses dumped along Ijebu/Ibadan road in Ogun State which was widely circulated on Sunday 24th March on a social network.
“The message was a mere rumour calculated to create fears in the minds of Nigerians. The command urges the general public to disregard this message as it is the handiwork of mischief makers,” Mr. Adejobi said.
The command spokesman, however, assured the public of its commitment to provide adequate security for the state.