In early August 2021, Africa Check debunked a claim circulating in Nigeria that a suspended high-ranking police officer had threatened to “expose” two senior members of government.
The headline of the 1 August 2021 post reads: “Every politician in Nigeria is doing Yahoo not only me, Obasanjo, Buhari, all are into Yahoo, I can't go down alone.”
Many unfounded rumours have since spread online. But did Kyari accuse “every politician in Nigeria” of fraud?
No trustworthy reports of claim
The post gives no details of where and when Kyari is supposed to have made the statement. Lack of details is often a red flag that something on social media is made up.
There have also been no mainstream media reports of Kyari saying anything like this.
The quote is false.
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