A few days back, a strange case came out in which people claimed that Woman had sex with a dog for money and had died, but that is not true anymore.
The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, has commented that reports that a “girl captured in a viral sex video with dog died from an infection” were fake and should be ignored.
According to the command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this fact on Friday after researching or investigating the matter.
Hundeyin said, “This took attention of the whole police staff and public (saying the girl in the viral sex video died of infection), then the entire police command did the investigation and reached out to the author who did this article because that is the only thing that can help police to conclude this investigation.
The shocking fact we got to know from the author was that he could not verify the story but simply lifted it from an online blog, and he did not give any credit to the original news source, following the simple ethics of journalism.
“He also did not attempt to fact-check the news, thereby making himself susceptible to the spreading of fake news, especially knowing how critical and sensitive the facts in the issue were.”
“It is a duty of every citizen of Nigeria to corporate with the police in an ongoing investigation; it is against the law to publish false information to mislead the public. It is equally criminal to degrade criminal investigation and obstruct police officers in discharging their duties,” he added.
Weeks ago, the police had stated it had undertaken a search for the woman seen having sex with a dog in a viral TikTok video.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, posting bestial-natured videos online was not allowed.
Moreover, the video shots were made in Nigeria, but the exact location could not be verified.
According to lawyers, the Criminal Code Act and the Penal Code Act criminalise sleeping with an animal, and the act attracts up to 14 years imprisonment in Nigeria.