Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Nigerian Public Relations Officer stationed at the Abuja Headquarters, has issued a response to a Twitter user’s suggestion regarding the proliferation of fake news in the country. The user emphasized the need for the Nigerian government and the police force to take action against those spreading false information, highlighting the potential for fake news to incite conflict and criminal activity within the nation.
Furthermore, the user underscored the presence of freedom of speech and information in the country while emphasizing the absence of freedom from fake news. Also called upon the public to refrain from engaging in such practices to prevent destabilization in Nigeria.
Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi firmly asserted that many Nigerians who disseminate fake news do so intentionally, with some working on behalf of specific groups within the country seeking to destabilize the nation. He emphasized that it is now imperative for the Nigeria Police Command to initiate the enforcement of laws against individuals spreading fake information, misinformation, disinformation, and engaging in cyberstalking.
Adejobi’s response was prompted by an incident on Instablog, where the blogger posted a video featuring a police officer who had already passed away. In addition, he advised the blogger to remove the video from their platform