LP Candidate for Lagos Assembly not Injured During Election, PRNigeria Fact-Check Reveals
By Idris Umar Feta,
The Labour Party candidate for the Surulere Constituency in the Lagos House of Assembly, Olumide Oworu, did not sustain any injury during last Saturday’s election, PRNigeria investigation has gathered. https://prnigeria.com/2023/03/20/olumide-lagos-assembly/
Recalled that a Facebook post accompanying a blooded picture of Oworu was massively circulated online claiming that he and his team were attacked and seriously injured during the election.
The pictures was also widely shared on other social media platforms including WhatsApp.
But PRNigeria ran a reverse image search of the blooded image of Oworu.
The results revealed that the blooded picture that has enjoyed massive circulation on social media ecosystems was first published by Oworu himself via his Instagram page in October 2022, captioned “Alagbado John Wick #OnTheEdge.”
Another result reveals similar blooded pictures of the LP candidate that are still available on the Instagram page of a renowned effect-makeup artist, Carina Ojoko.
PRNigeria discovered that the picture was from a movie titled “On the Edge” and has no connections to the recent attack on the said candidate for LP for Lagos State Assembly.
Thus, based on the facts gathered by PRNigeria, the blooded picture of Olumide Oworu was from his movie titled “On the Edge,” not from any attack on him.
Therefore, PRNigeria concludes that the claim is FALSE.