Special assistant to President Bola Tinubu on social media, Dada Olusegun, has shared a fake credit alert claiming the president’s son, Seyi, donated N15 million to the late Afrobeats artiste MohBad’s baby boy.
The fake transaction receipt trended on Thursday morning, and many national dailies reported it. When suspicions arose about the authenticity of the receipt, the newspapers promptly deleted their stories. They were misled again when Mr Olusegun posted the receipt and thanked Mr Tinubu for the kind gesture.
“The figurative apple that did not fall far from the tree #RIPIMOLE. Thank you ST (Seyi Tinubu),” Mr Olusegun captioned the post on X.
Meanwhile, Mr Tinubu’s associate, Japhet Omojuwa, has clarified that he, alongside Mr Tinubu and his circle, as well as MohBad’s colleagues, was working on a long-term intervention to support the late artiste’s child while avoiding possible political controversy that could follow the gesture.
“Seyi Tinubu didn’t donate N15m to Mohbad’s kid or family. I would know, because I have been discussing with him on the issue for several days,” Mr Omojuwa wrote on his X page.
“I said not to get sucked into the social media thing because whatever he said or did would be politicised. I then went on to say, irrespective of that, we should prioritise his family, especially his kid,” Mr Omojuwa explained.
The social media influencer added, “He said he’d commit to the kid’s education and also support the wife immediately. But we also knew there was still a danger of that getting used against him politically….”
Mr Olusegun, who has barely settled into his new role before causing the presidency an embarrassment, declined to comment on the matter when contacted by Peoples Gazette.