Jun 22, 2021

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Fact Check: Did China Truly Seize Shipload of Human Organs from Nigeria as Fani-Kayode Claims?

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, claims in a Twitter post that a “ship from Nigeria was confiscated in China while trying to get 7,200 penises smuggle. “

The PDP chief also claimed that ” hundreds of thousands of Nigerian penises are smuggled into (sic) China every year. “

Finally, he claimed that ” Nigeria is the world’s largest exporter of penises “adding that” this is the reason for the abduction and ritual is. “Murders are widespread here.”

Judgment

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On Tuesday, April 13th, Nigeria’s former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode claimed in a thread of Tweets that a ship with 7,200 penises from Nigeria was intercepted in China.

He also claimed that Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians are smuggled into China every year.

The former minister added that Nigeria is the world’s largest exporter of the human organ and that kidnappings and ritual killings are in Nigeria widespread.

Part of the tweet reads:

“A ship from Nigeria was confiscated in China while attempts were made to smuggle in 7,200 penises. Every year Hundreds of thousands of Nigerian penises smuggled into China. Nigeria is the world’s largest exporter of penises. For this reason There are widespread abductions and ritual killings here. “

Verification

Claim 1: Chinese confiscated shipment of 7,200 penises from Nigeria

The news platform’s slogan, such as Legit.ng finds out on his website, World News Daily Report, where facts don’t matter.

In its “About Us” section, World News says Daily Report that “takes full responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content.”

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“All the characters that appear in the articles on this website – even those based on real people – are completely fictional and any resemblance between them and a living, dead or undead person is a pure miracle.” / blockquote>

In the meantime, some fact verification platforms like Boom Live and PolitiFact d he news platform described as a fake news website known as a fake news website that disseminates disinformation under the guise of satirical content. “

Claim 2: Hundreds of thousands of Nigerian penises are smuggled into China every year

Claim 3: Nigeria is the world’s largest exporter of penises

Likewise, no verifiable data available was found to support the former minister’s claim that Nigeria is the world’s largest exporter of penises. At the time of filing this report.

Conclusion

< p class = "align-left"> The former minister’s allegations are largely false as they appear to come mainly from a satirical website that has openly stated that facts do not matter.