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Fact Check: Truck Loaded With Old Naira Notes Leaving Tinubu’s Lagos House Is A Hoax

Fact-check: Truck loaded with old Naira notes leaving Tinubu’s Lagos house is a hoax. False claim debunked with evidence. Read the full article to learn more.

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The claim: 8 forty-fit container trucks loaded with old Naira notes have been captured leaving Tinubu Lagos house to the bank.

In recent weeks, there has been a widespread claim on social media that eight 40-ft container trucks loaded with old Naira notes were captured leaving the Lagos house of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and a prominent politician in Nigeria.

The claim further stated that the trucks were on their way to the bank.

The claim was disseminated on Facebook by Vanguard Hausa and Daily Trust Hausa, attracting a significant amount of engagement including thousands of views, likes, comments, shares, and reactions from the Northern region of Nigeria.

“Breaking News: Eight forty-foot container loads with cash captured leave Tinubu Lagos of Bourdilon House for an undisclosed bank.” The eight forty-foot containers truck is loaded with old naira notes. This Was Captured While The Trucks Were Leaving Tinubu’s Lagos Residence,” reads the caption of the post, which also made it to Twitter after several hours of serving its purpose on Facebook.

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This claim, however, has been proven to be false, and in this article, we will examine the evidence that debunks this claim and why it is important to fact-check information before sharing it online.

The sponsor of this false claim is unknown, but it quickly spread on social media, with many people sharing photos of the supposed trucks. Unfortunately, these photos were not taken in Lagos and did not depict trucks loaded with old Naira notes. In fact, the photos were from two separate events that took place in different parts of Africa.

The first set of photos were from an event in April 2020, where Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, donated six trailers of rice to a Delta community in Nigeria. The photos being shared as evidence of the supposed truck loaded with old Naira notes leaving Tinubu’s Lagos house were actually photos of the rice trailers being offloaded.

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The second set of photos were from an event that took place in 2014, and they depicted a truck on the Malawi and Zambia border. These photos had nothing to do with the claim that trucks loaded with old Naira notes were leaving Tinubu’s Lagos house.

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Mandy News contacted Vanguard Hausa and Daily Trust Hausa, the sources that shared the false claim, for a comment, but they have not yet responded.

It is important to note that there is no credible evidence to support the claim that trucks loaded with old Naira notes were captured leaving Tinubu’s Lagos house. This claim is a hoax, and it is a reminder of why it is crucial to fact-check information before sharing it online.

False information, especially when spread on a large scale, can have serious consequences. In this case, the false claim about trucks loaded with old Naira notes could have damaged Tinubu’s reputation and created unnecessary fear and panic among the public over the upcoming presidential election.

Our rating: False

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The claim that eight 40-ft container trucks loaded with old Naira notes were captured leaving Tinubu’s Lagos house to the bank is false. The photos being shared as evidence were from two separate events that took place in different parts of Africa.

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