A Nigerian Twitter user who goes by the handle Omotoyosi has come under fire.


The young woman is being chastised for tweeting early Thursday that she had been kidnapped at a specific location in Lagos.

“Guys, I’m being kidnapped. I’m being raped right now. “Pako, Akoka, Lagos, Number 78 Obayan Street,” she wrote in the now-deleted tweet.

However, it was quickly discovered that Toyosi’s cry for help was a hoax.

According to one Otunba on Twitter, Omotoyosi’s brother acted on the tweet right away and alerted the family, only to discover it was a false alarm.

Later that day, Omotoyosi apologized on Twitter for her actions and called for an end to threats against residents of the house address she mentioned.

Her prank comes in the wake of Dr. Chinelo Megafu’s distress tweet, which was killed in the recent Abuja-Kaduna train attack. After tweeting that she had been shot by terrorists who attacked the train, many assumed Chinelo was chasing clout.

There is a rumor that the occupants of the house she mentioned have been arrested.

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