A Facebook post claims Nigerian politician Abiola Ajimobi recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged from the intensive care unit.
The post uploaded on 22 June, is a photo of Ajimobi walking in front of about 15 people who seemed to be aides and security details accompanying him on a trip.
Reverse image searches didn’t reveal the original sources of the photo. However, the fact that none of the 16 persons in the photo wore a face mask indicates that it is old and was most likely taken prior Covid-19.
Controversy over Ajimobi’s death
His death was eventually announced on 25 June 2020. There is no evidence that the former governor was at any time discharged from the First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos, where he was reportedly hospitalised from 02 June 2020 before he eventually died. He was buried on Sunday, 28 June 2020. – Allwell Okpi (29/06/2020)
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