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  • Updated: February 01, 2023

FACT CHECK: Did Trucks Loaded With Old Naira Notes Leave Tinubu’s House As Claimed?

​​​​​A Facebook post has made its way into the media space claiming that eight 40-fit container trucks departed the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu's Lagos home for a commercial bank. 

The post insinuated that the trucks were filled with the old notes and they were heading to a commercial bank to swap them (the old motes n them) for the new ones.


Eight container trucks loaded with old naira notes were captured leaving Tinubu's Lagos house to the bank.

The 40-foot container trucks loaded were allegedly captured leaving the Lagos house of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and a presidential candidate.

Social media platforms such as Vanguard Hausa and Daily Trust Hausa shared the news, generating thousands of views, likes, comments, shares, and reactions.

“Breaking News: Eight forty-foot container loads with cash captured leave Tinubu Lagos of Bourdilon House for an undisclosed bank. The eight-forty-foot containers truck is loaded with old naira notes.

"This Was Captured While The Trucks Were Leaving Tinubu’s Lagos Residence,” reads the caption of the post, which also made it to Twitter after several hours of serving its purpose on Facebook", the post reads.


With the aid of Google Reverse Imaging, we discovered that the photos were from two separate events that took place in different parts of Africa.

The first set of photos was from an event in April 2020, where Tony Elumelu, a renowned Nigerian businessman and prominent benefactor, donated six trailers of rice to a Delta community in Nigeria.

The photos being shared as evidence of the supposed truck loaded with old naira notes leaving Tinubu’s Lagos house were photos of the rice trailers being offloaded.

The second set of photos was from a 2014 event.

The trucks are on the Malawi and Zambia border and had nothing to do with Nigeria or the former Lagos state governor  

AllNews Nigeria's fact check desk has contacted Vanguard Hausa and Daily Trust Hausa, the purveyors of the false information  for comment but they did not respond.


The claim is false because the accompanying images are not related to the post.


At a time like this when the political space is heated, the lack of credible evidence to support the claim renders it unreliably untrue.

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