Kemi Olunloyo, an international journalist, living in Nigeria has spoken out again about the growing trend of fake news in Nigeria. She spoke out via her regular podcast.
Giving an example she spoke about how a minister of the country promoted this ugly trend by indulging in it himself. She made clear her example by pointing out the Ughelli shooting.
The Ughelli (Delta State) shooting saw the killing of a young male who was established as an armed robber. Going by Kemi, she said the Minister instead decided to share false photos and narrative.
This false narrative made the journalist further her investigation, calls, and all and found that the person pictured in the post of the minister was a young man with wounds to the head already healing (these wounds were not fresh).
The journalist’s findings were that the young man was long dead!