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Cybercrime Act Will be Invoked for Peddlers of Fake News – Osun Government

• Says No Plan to Convert State Property for Private Use

Osun state government has sent to note of warning to peddlers of fake news in the state stating that henceforth Cybercrime Act will be invoked on them.

The state government in a state by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Hon. Kolapo Alimi also added the state government has no plan to convert any government property for private use.

“Our attention has been drawn to a fake news published by a platform known for its consistent spreading of false news which is increasingly bringing pressure for the invocation of the cyber crime act.

“We strongly state that the state government is not converting any state property including the NNPC mega station for private use as headlined in the false publication. Even the published letter from the state investment company never mentions anything like conversion to private use but emphasizes the need for review of the state business interest.

“Where the peddlers of fake news got her falsification from is what will be determined when the cybercrime act is invoked.

“We assure the public that the state government is committed to protection of public properties and profitable management of state investment. This administration is not like the paymaster of the purveyor of fake news who carted away government vehicles and looted government quarters after their defeat in July 2022”, the statement noted.

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