Awka - The Anambra Government said it had
investigated reports that human meat was found in a restaurant in Awka and
found same to be false, thereby urging the public to ignore the story.
This is conveyed in a statement signed by the state
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Mary Nwogu in Awka on
It described the reports circulating mostly in social media over the closure of
the said restaurant selling human flesh in the state by the Nigeria Police as
false and malicious.
It said the report was part of a wider smear campaign by
anti-democratic forces and enemies of progress attempting to sabotage the
infrastructural and social development in the state.
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"The government, having investigated the story and found same
to be false, hereby urges the public to ignore the said story.
"These individuals who go by various aliases on social
media and on some other media platforms, have continued to feed unsuspecting
members of the public with lies about the state”, the commissioner said.
It said the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr
Uche Ezeh, had debunked the story.
The commissioner also said that the false report published
by a national daily had been retracted and the organisation apologised having
found it to be untrue.