A man identified as Bishop Eze Orieke is currently in trouble for using fake images to spread rumours of President Muhammadu Buhari’s death.
The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, has written to DSS and the Nigeria Police seeking the probe of an alleged peddler of false claim of the death of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obono-Obla informed the heads of the security agencies in his petitions that one Bishop Eze Orieke made the false claim with purported documents from the London Bridge Hospital (Regional Medical Laboratory) to back it on the wall of a Facebook group called Ohafia Political Forum.
The letters read in part, “The said documents are attached herewith for your attention and consideration.
“It is a notorious fact and incontrovertible proof that his excellency, Muhammadu Buhari is not dead but very much alive and kicking.”
He added that the post on Facebook and the documents attached to it by the said Orieke “are fake and calculated to cause panic, disaffection and undermine national security.”
Copies of the documents, which were allegedly attached to the Facebook post and which Obono-Obla forwarded with his petitions to the security agencies, included a purported death certificate issued by the National Population Commission indicating that Buhari died of cardiac arrest in Abuja on September 19, 2017.
“It is ill-motivated, distasteful and made in extreme bad faith,” Obono-Obla said of the documents in his petitions.
See the fake death certificates as obtained by Politicsngr below;