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Social Media Roundup: EFCC’s case against the founder of Innoson Motors

December 22, 2017 · 16 min read
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On Tuesday this week, officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested Innocent Chukwuma, the founder of Innoson Motors at his Enugu residence.

The EFCC claimed that Innoson staff tried to stop Chief Chukwuma’s arrest by the blocking his residence with trucks. The EFCC operatives were however able to arrest him eventually. The business man reportedly accused GTBank of being behind his arrest.

Innoson Motors’ version of the arrest:

Nigerians reacted

https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/943243609075277824

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/943558383285735424

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/943088347244908544

Just because he’s Igbo

https://twitter.com/obytwic/status/943070207962173441

Tribalism? Seriously?

https://twitter.com/Bhadoosky/status/943952280541368321

Show of solidarity

As the Innoson vs GTB rift strengthened, some Nigerians decided to show Chief Chukwuma some support by closing down their GTB accounts:

Fake news?

https://twitter.com/EmekaGift/status/943842876575887360

To find out more on the history between GTBank and Innoson Motors, read this thread and this one too.

I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the information they provide so let your discretion guide you. Now, on to the other interesting topics on social media this week.

Voice of the street

Last Sunday, popular Nigerian rapper, Olamide hosted thousands of music lovers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere for the fourth edition of his “Olamide Live In Lagos (OLIC) concert.

To make the concert accessible to his fans on the street, the ticket sold for ₦ 1000 only. However, tales from Phyno’s concert last week made intending attendees skeptical.

It didn’t help that popular SARS official and musician, Yomi SARS was to perform at the concert.

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/942401904566562817

Haters gon hate

https://twitter.com/iamTestedOkay/status/942521470709886977

Many attendees had good things to say about the concert

A Twitter user documented his experience at the concert, read it here.

President Buhari at 75

On December 19, President Muhammadu Buhari celebrated his 75th birthday and some Nigerians took to social media to wish him a happy birthday.

Have a not so happy birthday

Check these:

https://twitter.com/Onos147/status/942736805295788032

Did you wish your president a happy birthday?

Senator or video vixen?

This week, Kach — Nigerian musician and son of Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources — released the visuals to his song titled “Dino”. The song, named after Senator Dino Melaye is about living a lavish lifestyle, one which the Senator is well known for. However, it doesn’t end there, the Senator appeared the video.

Watch it below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?sns=tw&v=jkvv2agydso&app=desktop

Nigerians were not impressed

 

https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/943043204772966400

https://twitter.com/kenzomilan/status/943586036990476288

https://twitter.com/Tobi_Edinbus/status/942698901542461440

https://twitter.com/SKSolaKuti/status/943402536521928704

But issa jam!

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/943409872586117120

https://twitter.com/bolu_oj/status/943750949599895553

https://twitter.com/tylzdavinci/status/943800858168487938

https://twitter.com/tylzdavinci/status/943909839910076417

What do you think of the song?

Fuel Scarcity 2.0

Fuel scarcity is back and Nigerians are expressing their frustrations on social media.

https://twitter.com/UNCLE_AJALA/status/943855078145970177

The real reason behind the scarcity

https://twitter.com/YomiNigeria/status/944154641834668032

In what ways has the fuel scarcity affected you? Let me know in the comments section

Titilola Oludimu

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