Fact-check: Are Cadbury products infected with HIV blood?

You never know when a WhatsApp message would create a sense of panic among the people, and same thing happened when a WhatsApp forward with a message was received on various groups. The image circulated on social media was this:

The matter in the image says, “This is the guy who added his infected blood to Cadbury products. For the next few week do not eat any products from Cadbury, as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with HIV (AIDS). It was shown yesterday on BBC News. Please forward this message to people who you care.’

However, after doing a simple reverse image search, the image was originally found here;


The news headline says, Mastermind of Nyanya Bomb Blast arrives in Nigeria from Sudan

Following the conclusion of tortuous legal and diplomatic processes between Nigeria and the Republic of Sudan, the co-mastermind of the Nyanya Motor Park bombing in which scores of citizens died and hundreds wounded, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche was Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 extradited to the country from Sudan where he had taken refuge. Aminu Ogwuche who was handed over to the Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force by the Sudanese Authorities was flown into the country in a special flight from Khartoum which touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 3.00 pm today.It would be recalled that the terror fugitive who had long since been arrested in Sudan following an international red notice issued for his arrest by the Nigeria National Bureau of Interpol had not been repatriated to the country before now due to some necessary processes involved in transferring suspects from one country to another.

With a simple Google search on the text inserted on the image, a numerous fact-checks could be found, which also claim that no such news was carried by BBC. The photo indeed is confirmed to be of mastermind of two bombs that exploded at a crowded bus station in  Nyanya, Nasarawa killing at least 88 people and injuring at least 200 on 14 April 2014 at about 6:45 am.


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