Police in Osun have arrested Kehinde Adekusibe over alleged violation of the social media policy on hate speech.
The 28-year-old was said to have tweeted on May 18, “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.”
A statement tweeted on Friday by Force PRO Muyiwa Adejobi said that immediately the police command received the report, detectives from the cybercrime section at SCID Osogbo swung into action, and through intelligence-led investigation the suspect was arrested at Ilesa.
“The suspect has confessed to the crime, and he will be charged to the court after the completion of the investigation,” the statement added.
Adejobi thanked the Osun Police Command for the arrest.
“We have done what is needful on this matter. It can only take some times, every offence committed leaves a trace, and culprits will surely face d music.
“Thanks to Osun State Police Command for its painstaking efforts on this singular case,” he wrote.