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Fake news about Osinbajo’s daughter: TikTok bans popular Influencer, content creator

....TikTok apologises to Kiki Osinbajo

For spreading fake news about one of the daughters of the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Kiki,  a Liberian TikTok content creator identified as @Realcharley22 has been banned by the social media platform.

Persecondnews recalls that the TikTok influencer had posted earlier in the week that Kiki Osinbajo was allegedly arrested in the United Kingdom because for being in possession of large sums of money in dollars.

Although the user, who posted photos and videos to support the claim, had since come out to denounce the news after Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut, posted that it was untrue.

Consequently Nigerians in their numbers rushed to report the page for deceiving the public and checks on the page on Saturday revealed that the account was no longer on TikTok.

@Realcharley22 barely 24 hours after sharing the false video, shared another video apologizing to Kiki and Nigerians for the post, saying his source confused the lady in the video for Kiki.

“I want to apologise to Kiki Osinbajo because she never got arrested. The story is not true and my source deceived me and took someone else as Kiki.

“I want to make a disclaimer on the video I posted earlier, I am so sorry, my followers and Kiki Osinbajo, she never got arrested.

“Popular Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut just confirmed on Instagram that it is false, Kiki never got arrested. He asked me to take down the story and it is confirmed that the story is false,” he said.

Kiki reportedly flew into Abuja with her father on Tuesday after Osinbajo’s trip to Lagos to open the first ever United Nations World Tourism Organisation conference hosted by the newly refurbished N65 billion National Theatre.

Persecondnews had reported that the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers’ Committee rehabilitated the national monument constructed by the General Olusegun Obasanjo military administration for the hosting of FESTAC ’77.

 

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