About a few minutes ago, we reported to you that the ruling party APC official Twitter page has been hack by an online hacker, but our further investigation reported that the Twitter account was not hacked as it was reported early but was sold to an Asian Businessman for $2,000 through Bitcoin.
Our further investigation further revealed that the account was formerly run by one of Nigeria’s Twitter warlord named Philip Obin.
@PhilipObin a Chinese man is now using the handle APC Nigeria.
Your quest for profit didnt even allow you hand it over to the APC. The same party you are seeking to win an election on its platform.
This behaviour is despicable and it says alot about who you are. pic.twitter.com/8qDXIZFhAC
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) April 14, 2018
I bought this account for 2k $ from the official owner
— APC Nigeria (@APCNigeria) April 14, 2018
Nigeria’s ruling party’s verified Twitter handle has been sold to an Asian Businessman.
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) April 14, 2018
At the very minimum, that man should be sitting on $10k. Oh dear.
— T. Rankïn’ ∆ (@AfroVII) April 14, 2018
However, for that amount? 😂😂😂
My guy don die business for plenty would be social media capitalists in this election period.
— Chxta (@Chxta) April 14, 2018
If this isn’t a joke, I don’t know what is: Nigeria’s ruling party’s twitter handle, @APCNigeria, allegedly sold for $2,000. Buyer claims he bought from “the president of Nigeria”. There’s probably more to the story… pic.twitter.com/4WFzeWf18J
— ‘Gbénga Sèsan (@gbengasesan) April 14, 2018
In another twist, the official handler of the Twitter Page has finally spoken out on the matter, saying the account wasn’t sold but was hacked by a un-identify hacker.
Account hacked. Efforts to recover it ongoing. Any inconvenience is regretted.
— Philip Obin (@PhilipObin) April 14, 2018