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No evidence Imo state governor Uzodinma murdered 500 youths in his first tenure

CLAIM: An X user, Nwa (@nwaadaz), claimed that according to TCT News, the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, killed more than 500 youths in his first tenure.

FINDING:  Over 400 deaths through violence were recorded in Imo between Jan. 2019 and Dec. 2021. In the first quarter of 2022, more than 25 fatalities were recorded. There was insufficient evidence to prove the number of youth fatalities within Uzodinma’s first term; however, no death reports were attributed to him. There is also no news platform called TCT News.

VERDICT: Incorrect

SOURCES: Foundation for Partnership  Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)

DATE: 11/11/2023

FACT-CHECK AUTHOR: Phillip Anjorin

EDITORS: Simbiat Bakare

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