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Uber Facts speaks on being paid to post Tinubu’s drug affair to global audience



UberFacts, a reputable fact-promoting platform, says it did not receive any form of incentive to share Nigeria’s president-elect’s legal woes from narcotics trafficking with the U.S. authorities three decades ago.

“And no I wasn’t paid to post that, in cash, kernel or otherwise,” UberFacts stated in a tweet Wednesday evening attaching documents detailing Mr Tinubu’s $460,000 forfeiture of illicit revenue from cocaine deals to the American government.

“For clarification, the source was United States Court documents which are public records and available in their entirety here,” the platform added in the Twitter thread.

The tweet was in response to trolls and Mr Tinubu’s supporters who had viciously attacked the platform and accused it of being a propaganda account that panders to the highest bidder.

At midnight Monday, UberFacts tweeted that “Bola Ahmed Tinubu surrendered $460,000 to the US government after a Chicago court found the income came from heroin trafficking” in 1993.

To buttress its revelation, the platform reshared an article by Peoples Gazette detailing how a U.S. court released certified true copies of Mr Tinubu’s drug dealing and money-laundering encounter.

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Mr Tinubu’s supporters, who call themselves ‘Batists,’ incensed by the circulation of their principal’s legal battles, have since claimed UberFacts, with a global audience of 13.5 million followers, was paid to disparage the president-elect. They did not, however, contest the content of the documents.

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