- A Nigerian professor, Moses Ochonu, has called the attention of people to some politicians
- According to Ochonu, some politicians are hiring people to clear their scandalous corruption convictions from online profiles such as Wikipedia
- The professor explained that former Delta state governor; James Ibori’s information on his corruption had been cleared and edited out.
Nigeria is known for many things and one of them includes the prevalent corruption among political leaders. Often times, their negative activities go down in history as people read about them on online platforms.
Well, a Nigerian professor, Moses Ochonu, has taken to his Facebook page to inform people about the actions some corrupt politicians are taking to clear their reputation.
According to Ochonu, all the information on former Delta state governor, James Ibori’s corruption had been cleared and edited from his Wikipedia profile.
This came to the professor’s attention after his colleague tried to research on the former governor but did not find anything pertaining to his crimes.
He wrote: "So while we slept (figuratively), this was happening quietly. Nigerian politicians with corruption conviction records and scandalous pasts are hiring people to scrub such convictions and records from their online bios and Wikipedia bio entries.
"My colleague and friend, Roy Doron, who researches Nigeria, went to the Wikipedia page of former Delta state governor, James Onanefe Ibori, and discovered that every information on his corruption conviction and scandals had been removed--edited out."
Ochonu continued that anyone can edit a Wikipedia profile but a reason has to be given for the change. In Ibori’s case, the reason given was that the information was hurting the subject on a political and international business level.
The person responsible for the editing further explained that he was personally informed by the former governor to ‘remove negative publicity’.
The edition history reportedly read: "Deletion of negative publicity that is hurting the person on a political and international business level. I was personally informed by Mr James Ibori to remove negative publicity. Removed all false and negative publicity of Mr James Ibori, as per instructed by himself."
The professor, Ochonu, warned Nigerians not to allow these corrupt politicians get away with their self-rehabilitation as he added that his colleague who discovered the mishap later restored all the corruption conviction information.
See his post below:
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