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Nigerians irate over #FreeEvans — but who’s behind it?

Nigerians irate over #FreeEvans — but who’s behind it?
June 17
22:32 2017
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A Twitter hashtag seeking mercy for arrested kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has sparked outrage from Nigerians.

#FreeEvans has been condemned by many on Twitter, but surprisingly, most of the tweets on the hashtag have been from its attackers.

It then begs the question – who are the sponsors/champions of #FreeEvans?

A history of the hashtag shows that one of the earliest tweets was by a user known as Diran (@Diranaire).

He, basically, predicted the coming of #FreeEvans on June 11, after the kingpin was arrested.

Four days later, a tweet by Boda Majidi (@justemdee) surfaced, also using the hashtag. Majidi’s tweet which came Friday afternoon was in reaction to the acquittal of senate president Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on corruption charges.

The other Twitter user that appeared to champion the hashtag was @CarxSan, who tweeted:

By Saturday morning, some Twitter users came across the hashtag, and all hell broke loose.

Despite the hullabaloo about the hashtag, the opponents, it appears, by far outnumber the proponents.

Truly, not many appear to be fighting back — but its existence alone was enough to irk Nigerians who deem it a touchy matter.

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