Coronavirus: The taxi driver falsely accused of extortion

Days after Nigeria recorded its first constructive coronavirus case, a narrative went viral on social media.

It claimed the taxi driver who had picked up the affected person was demanding cash to not unfold the illness, sparking outrage amongst Nigerians.

The story was faux, however the affect on Jude Ikuenobe, the person whose photograph was used within the put up, has been very actual. He now not feels secure going out alone and has acquired demise threats.

His story is only one instance of dozens of items of misinformation which have unfold throughout Nigeria for the reason that coronavirus outbreak.

Video producers: Joshua Akinyemi and Yemisi Adegoke

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