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Fact Check: Nyesom Wike’s Son Shot Dead in California?

Nyesom Wike’s son was shot dead in California over his father’s alleged interference in the presidential election.

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Fact Check: Nyesom Wike's Son Shot Dead in California?

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Claim: An Igbotimes magazine report claims the only son of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has been shot dead in California over his father’s alleged interference in the just-concluded presidential election.

Verdict: False

Fact Check:

A recent report by Igbotimes magazine claimed that the only son of the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, had been shot dead in California due to his father’s alleged interference in the just-concluded presidential election. The report has been circulating on social media, raising concerns and sparking reactions from various quarters.

However, after conducting extensive research and investigation, it has been found by MANDYNEWS.COM that this claim is false.

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Firstly, Wike’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, debunked the claim and confirmed that the governor’s son is alive and well. In a statement released to the press, Ebiri described the report as false and urged the public to disregard it. He also reiterated that Wike’s son was not in California at the time of the alleged incident.

“Governor Wike’s son is alive and well, and he is not in California. We urge the public to disregard the false report and treat it as fake news,” Ebiri said.

Furthermore, a keyword search on Google shows that no credible media platform has reported any such incident. There has been no mention of the alleged shooting incident in any reputable news outlet or platform, suggesting that the report is unfounded.

In addition, further investigation by Mandy News shows that Igbotimes is a platform that shares misinformation and disinformation in the lead up to the election. The National Fact-checking Centre (NFC) identified this website as a platform that shares false information, and it has been flagged as a source of fake news.

According to the NFC, Igbotimes has been known to publish misleading and unverified news stories, many of which are designed to cause panic and confusion among the public. Therefore, it is important to be cautious when consuming news from this platform.

The claim that Nyesom Wike’s son has been shot dead in California due to his father’s alleged interference in the just-concluded presidential election is false. There is no evidence to support the claim, and it has been debunked by reliable sources.

It is important to note that spreading false news and misinformation can have serious consequences, Misinformation and fake news can cause panic, confusion, and distrust in public institutions and officials. Therefore, it is important to verify information before sharing it and to rely on credible sources of news and information.

In conclusion, the claim that Nyesom Wike’s son has been shot dead in California is false. The public is advised to disregard the report and treat it as fake news.

Sources:

  • Kelvin Ebiri, spokesperson for Nyesom Wike
  • National Fact-checking Centre (NFC)

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