VP Osinbajo, has revealed how a fake news about him frolicking with strippers nearly caused a rift between him and his wife, Dolapo.
Prof. Yemi Osinabjo revealed this while speaking at a BBC symposium on fake news tagged, ‘Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News’, in Abuja yesterday Wednesday January 9th.
He make an instance, stating how fake news can cause a lot of problems. Then, VP Osinbajo said a blogger had published a photo of him with two women and claimed he was hanging out with strippers.
However, a closer look at the said photo after his wife had called him to talk about the photo, showed it had been edited.
VIDEO BELOW: VP Osinbajo reveals how fake news almost caused him his marriage with his wife Dolapo;
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“Recently , I have been one of the targets of fake news. It can also sometimes cause you marital peace.
My wife called me about three or four weeks ago and she said Yemi what are you doing with strippers. And I said what do you mean by strippers?
So, I read a story in a famous blog that said, ‘Osinbajo caught with strippers’.
“And there was a photograph of me sitting between two perfectly clothed ladies but underneath this picture, the same ladies were not wearing much.
Nigeria’s VP Osinbajo went on to say the photography was completed edited as if the ladies has no cloths on.
“In fact-checking (I noticed that) the photographs with these two ladies at an entertainment event were taken when they were perfectly clothed.
But by the time the story was put out it was as though I had taken a photo with them at the time they were not clothed at all.
I was not in the picture when they were without cloths
As it turns out, I wasn’t in the picture of where they were not wearing clothes but just the caption.
The stories and all that gave the impression that here I was in the company of these ladies at a point when they were doing their business.
Meanwhile, I think the capacity of fake news to cause great harm is not in doubt at all.” he said