Seun Egbegbe Top Google Search
Top sensational trend in Nigeria was the news of a popular star accused of fraud, according to the Google Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade.
Kola-Ogunlade said the popular Nollywood filmmaker, Seun Karim, a.k.a Seun Egbegbe, was in the news again for allegedly trying to defraud an unsuspecting Bureau De Change (BDC) operator of N10 million.
According to him, the filmmaker pretended to be a medical doctor while trying to defraud the BDC operator.
“This accusation comes six days before his appearance in court for alleged theft of nine iPhones in November 2016,’’ he said.
Kola-Ogunlade said the #IStandWithNigeria protest, which was held without the popular musician, Tuface, its mastermind, was a top trend.
“Just as the internet was ready to stand with Tuface who announced on social media that he would lead a protest against the Nigerian Government, he backed out.
“The well-respected musician explained that he stalled the event due to security concerns and public safety considerations.
“The protest which was publicised as #IStandWithNigeria, went on as planned without him in Lagos, Abuja and some other parts of Nigeria,” the Google spokesman said.
Also, the return of the former Governor of Delta, James Ibori, was one of the top stories that dominated Google in the last few days.
Google Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.
He said, “The week starting from February 1 to February 8 could be described as quite sensational, if one was to use the Google Trends as a measure.
“The return of James Ibori, convicted former Governor of Delta, made the news again, when he returned to Nigeria.
“The former statesman has been in the news since he was charged to court for several corruption charges before he was extradited to the United Kingdom for trial and conviction.
“He was recently released from a London prison after completing a 13-year jail term”.