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Osun police arrest 28-year-old for hate speech

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By  Ajisafe Olayiwola

The Osun State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old man, Kehinde Adekusibe, for his use of hateful words on the microblogging site, Twitter.

The Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed the arrest on his verified Twitter handle, @Princemoye1, on Thursday.

The statement, titled, “Osun Police Arrests Social Media User Who Tweeted ‘Let’s Kill All The Igbos,” read, “The Osun Police Command has arrested one Kehinde Adesogba Adekusibe, ‘m’, 28 years who violated the social media policy on hate speech.

“It could be recalled that, on 18th May, 2023, the suspect, Kehinde Adekusibe, on his Twitter handle, tweeted, “Let’s kill all the Igbos. Let’s flush them out of Yoruba lands.

“I hate these people with passion. They are violent people. They are the worst. They hate us. Let’s hate them without holding back.”

The Force PRO stated that immediately the force got knowledge of the hateful act, detectives from the cyber crime section at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Osogbo, “swung into action, and through intelligence led investigation, the suspect was arrested at Ilesa where he hibernated.”

“The suspect has confessed to the crime, and he will be charged to the court after the completion of the investigation.

“We have done what is needful on this matter. It can only take some time; every offence committed leaves a trace, and culprits will surely face the music.”

Adejobi appreciated the state police command for its wonderful efforts on the matter.

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