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Ebola or 419? Australian Man’s Tweets About Nigerian Friend goes Viral

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An Australian man Andrew Sayer who resides in Melbourne is looking for his Nigerian friend Oghenekohwo and fears he many have contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

He took to Twitter to state that he gave this friend of his in Port Harcourt $10,000 and he is yet to reply his e-mails. Andrew plans to send more money to this friend in a few days.

The conversation on social media is that the man has been duped but thinks his “friend” is down with the deadly virus.

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41 Comments

  1. Hurperyeahmie

    August 13, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm Naija i hail una!!!!!!!!!!! the guy don enter bottle

  2. anita

    August 13, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Makes no sense! He is simply mocking Nigeria et Em 419 sh8ts. . He sure knows what he is doing. . He should atleast drop the cell# they have been communicating with

    • Bella

      August 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

      aint that the truth, he is clearly mocking Nigeria and the 419s , there is no friendship here or there and if he likes to carry on this way, one day he will surely lose more than that said 10K.

  3. Petra

    August 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Mumu Australian man

  4. sum1special

    August 13, 2014 at 10:45 am

    See dulling..

  5. Fleur

    August 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Chai, how foolish can people get? What does he mean by friend when he does not even have a last name? He is not even reading his own tweet, which would read something like “Can anyone help me locate my friend Andrew in Sydney”? Na wa for some of these oyibo people sef

  6. Lindsey

    August 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    The Aussie is actually being silly to see who will respond and pretend to be his friend and ask for more money. Why is this news?

  7. Jo!

    August 13, 2014 at 10:49 am

    No jor, this guy is joking

  8. Lmao, ode uve been scammed. Sha send me d remaining 5k.

  9. anonymous

    August 13, 2014 at 10:52 am

    chai… maga don pay? a whole $10000.. he had better not send him anything again

  10. Ruby Tuesday

    August 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

    This is just a racist comment and the hypocrisy of the white man. I don’t think this information is true.. Unless he was dipped by a crook. Let’s go deep into this strory

  11. RONKS

    August 13, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Mugu of d highest order, I pray ur friend responds sha incase am wrong

  12. Mz Socially Awkward...

    August 13, 2014 at 10:56 am

    BN, it sounds to me like the Aussie is taking a sarcastic jibe at Nigeria being the perceived international home of online fraudsters. If he really had a “friend” he gave “$10K” to, why would he go on twitter to find out about “Oghenekohwo’s” well-being (that’s like me going on twitter to ask about a man named “Pat” who I loaned money, that lives in Ireland )?

    “I’m going to give it a few more days and see if he responds. If he does, I can send another 5K pls respond”. Definitely sounds like an idiotic joke…. imagine the outcry from his kinfolk if Nigerians were making silly jokes about the Australians who died on the still-unfound MH370 plane.

    • Okuns

      August 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Exactly my sentiment

    • Bella

      August 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

      totally agree with you on this dear.

  13. Dee

    August 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Lol. No. This guy is joking. Definitely.

  14. The Farmer

    August 13, 2014 at 11:15 am

    #NIGERIANS REPENT wp.me/p4SSaE-7 Please, Read and Reflect.

  15. Aragon

    August 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Aussies are known to throw jibes at Nigerians. The man is not being duped. He is only having fun with Nigeria’s misery. By the way, a lot of Australians have fallen victim to 419ers. So it is not uncommon to see or hear such statements made against Nigerians.
    The man, therefore, is not duped rather he is just being silly.

    • Onye

      August 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Yeah Aussies are very racist people. This is a joke tweet!!

  16. bilkisu

    August 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I think d man is looking for a mugu to defraud so whoever is greedy enuf to respond will be his victim

  17. bosede

    August 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    if it happens to be true that he has contacted ebola ,then it may be a lessen to his other colleaques

  18. Omo1

    August 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I think the white chap is up to something of no good!

  19. Nife

    August 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Mumu man

  20. mercy

    August 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Hahahahahahaha

  21. Rosemary Chidebe

    August 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Young man Oghenekohwo is more than ok, the thing way even catch am pass ebola, u have just helped him with his financial problems.

  22. Funsho

    August 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    On the contrary the silly guy has not sent money to anyone and obviously taking a p thanks to our very good scam history. It is really annoying how people take a sensitive matter like Ebola as a joke. It is even more worrisome we Nigerians feel it is a joke sending false informations on facts especially treatment. If this thing gets out of hands it can actually mess us up in so many ways especially Economically! The Stigma is not what money can wash away. All our Happy Celebrities gallivanting round the world would have to stay back home and their careers may just go down the drain . We like to Party in this country called Nigeria so the avenues to spread is just unimaginable. Our Health System is so wack! Many DOCTORS will so go down if care is not taken. I CANNOT CRY OVER ANY OF MY FRIENDS GOD HELP US! Our Contact tracing is totally Zero. The Symptoms are close to the symptoms of Malaria so so many people will die and spread the Ebola due to ignorance. Some Malaria cases left untreated due to fear ! This is actually the worse thing that can hit us right now! 1970s was still close to independence so I am sure the health system Oyinbos left for us was way better than what it is now. Back to this FOOL that wrote this crap! I do not blame you at all! But I will not let you go! You are so lucky I am not on twitter would have gladly TORN you into pieces and I hope I have like minds like me that would do it on my behalf

  23. kunmie

    August 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    This man is throwing shades at Nigerians. It’s so obvious.

  24. ak

    August 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    This man is a useless man.. Andrew Sayer, this is not a funny situation. Big head

  25. Blue

    August 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Just a few people saw through this guy’s sarcastic remark!!
    I still don’t see why people have not shut him up already. He is a bloody racist! He is simply making fun of Nigeria and the Ebola situation. I don’t see why twitter has not blog his account, or isn’t that what they do to racist comments?
    Come tell me, Mr Andrew, are you sure your forefathers, the Aboriginals of Australia, were not the ones that birthed this deadly disease? were they not the ones who historically, slept with monkeys and gave birth to Monkey-looking humans? is it because you are lucky to have been mixed with other races over the generations, thus, your white looks and skins……..There you are, idiot, have a dose of your own racist stupid medicine!!!!
    You are so lucky i’m not on twitter!!

  26. Blue

    August 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    *blocked** …..so mad at this guy!!!

  27. Benedette Errick

    August 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    He is a big fool!!! If he really gave him $10000, he will have some other info about his friend! Just a sick joker, lives are lost daily and you are joking about it!!! Ode!!!

  28. marc

    August 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I think he is putting togeda two demeaning features to potray a Nigerian An Ebolarized fraudster.

  29. Nach

    August 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Yahoo thns! or maybe the Sayer guy is just been silly

  30. Funsho

    August 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Cont…..

    you are so stupid for starting this international mockery you must feel safe because you feel you are far away, trust me you have Friends Families Colleagues Total Strangers that are in West Africa that might bring this to you just right where you are. This is an INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM that is why those with foresights left their comfort zones(may God rest their souls) and some offering what they have e.g Canada to help combat this deadly disease not sitting around composing senseless tweets! ODE!

  31. Africhic

    August 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Of course he’s joking albeit in bad taste.

  32. maria

    August 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    the idiot is throwing shades at Nigeria and no one is getting it. he is mocking the Ebola situation and that Nigeria is a fraud country, all those side shot is not cool

  33. ak

    August 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Please you throw SHADE not SHADES… There is no plural

  34. Iris

    August 14, 2014 at 4:24 am

    BN surely you made this post in jest. It is a case of neither. He’s making a “joke.” Issorai. Let the jokes continue. Karma’s a b***h

  35. Ngo

    August 14, 2014 at 4:54 am

    It’s very despicable for him to use Ebola as a weapon to demean Nigerians all in the name of 419… Don’t worry, we’ll wait to hear his response when Ebola visits his family. Very swallow dude.
    419 is BAD. Yes we know, but it’s wrong to wish them the plague of Ebola…. that’s practically wishing them death.

    Like as if he really sent 10K to someone in Nigeria.

  36. ijebu boy

    August 14, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Yep… he is making fun of Naija i agree. why is he so insistent on sending the 5k? who has 5k to just throw away? begging us to find him so he can send the guy 5k mschew. if you really need to send money so bad, send it to me ma nigga, and it does not need to be overseas, i live in Australia too. lol

  37. esin jacob

    August 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    scammmers

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