Delta State Commissioner Caught With Guns? Fact Emerges

Delta State Commissioner Caught With Guns? Fact Emerges

  • Claims have emerged that Delta state commissioner for youth development, Agbateyiniro Weyinmi, was found in possession of a sack containing guns
  • reports that those circulating the claim insinuated that Weyinmi is a killer and cult member
  • A fact-checking platform investigated the claim and shared its findings in a report published recently journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Asaba, Delta state - A verified Facebook user, Fejiro Oliver, recently made a post alleging that Agbateyiniro Weyinmi, the Delta state commissioner for youth development, was found in possession of a sack containing guns. reports that Weyinmi assumed office in August 2023 and is one of the most prominent cabinet members of the Sheriff Oborevwori administration.

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Fact check: Claim Delta youth commissioner possessed guns untrue
Posts claiming Weyinmi Agbateyiniro, a commissioner in Delta state, was caught in possession of guns, are concocted. Photo credits: Delta State Ministry of Youth Development, Engr Boluwa Jemine
Source: Facebook

In another post, Oliver wrote:

“Killers and cultists as Delta state government appointees.”

As of Saturday, April 13, 2024, the post has garnered over 60 reactions, 103+ comments, and five shares.

Due to the sensitive nature of the claim, a fact-checking platform, Dubawa, said it decided to investigate the allegation.

Delta commissioner quashes alleged gun possession

The platform disclosed that it contacted the commissioner in question who debunked the claim, noting that he has already filed a petition to the inspector general of police (IGP's) office.

Wenyimi said:

“Check his (Oliver's) Facebook account and see how notorious he is with lies and blackmailing.
"A petition on this to the IGP office has also been generated to help sustain this investigation to the very zenith of police investigation in this country.

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