The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has detained Ameerah Sufiyanu, the Twitter user who last week raised a false alarm claiming she was abducted from her home.
Sufiyanu had taken to Twitter with the claim that she was abducted alongside 16 other persons.
Last week the police released a statement debunking her claim of kidnap and also informed the public that she had been found.
On Monday, June 20, Ameerah took to her Twitter handle to apologise to the general public, the police, friends, and family for raising a false alarm.
She said she was never abducted as she had claimed but left her home, went into the bush where she intentionally starved herself, and was dehydrated.
“Good day all, I would like to formally apologise to the general public, to the whole police department, and my friends and family for misleading them with the below tweet. Nothing of such happened and it was all just my delusions and negative thinking.
“I intentionally took myself out of our house, went to these locations, entered bushes and dehydrated and starved myself for four days just like that; there was no kidnapping, nothing at all. I truly apologise and please pray for me, I need it,” she tweeted.
The FCT police command says Ameerah is in police custody as an investigation is ongoing.