POLICE are warning people spreading rumours of alleged abductions to stop or they would be charged for disturbing the peace.
The warning comes in light of various calls made to police stations in the Western Division about alleged abductions.
Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the Fiji Police Force had been receiving various calls of alleged abduction but after investigations, each incident had been found to be false.
"We have seen that none of the calls that we receive are authentic. Some of them have lied to us about the alleged abductions and we have had several incidents in Sigatoka and Nadi," said Insp Sokomuri.
"Some people have also been using social media sites to spread these rumours around creating panic and fear among the community."
Insp Sokomuri said the police force would resort to charging people if they continued to spread these lies and rumours.
"There are certain sections under the Public Order Act which allows us to take these people to task.
"We are concerned with the number of rumours that are spreading across some communities and we are urging them not to panic or be afraid as these are only rumours."
Insp Sokomuri was responding to certain rumours spread on popular social media site, Facebook, where an alleged incident of a student from a Nadi school was allegedly abducted from the school's washroom.
The post revealed that the girl was gagged and thrown into a car but somehow managed to escape from the moving vehicle. The post also claimed that 12 children are alleged to be missing in the Sigatoka area.