JUST IN: Former NCDC Boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Hanged by US Navy? Fact Emerges

Former NCDC Boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Hanged by US Navy? Fact Emerges

A claim has appeared online saying 's Centre for Disease Control former boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, was executed by the US NavyIhekweazu is a epidemiologist, public health physician and the incumbent WHO's assistant director-general for health emergency intelligence and surveillance systemsA fact-checking platform investigated the claim that Ihekweazu was executed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

Henzodaily.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, A claim has been circulating online that Chikwe Ihekweazu, the former chief executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), was executed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The posters claim the top World Health Organization (WHO) official was hanged on February 3, 2024.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu was not killed at Guantanamo Bay. Photo credit: Anadolu
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This claim has been circulating since February 10.

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Henzodaily.ng reports that the Guantanamo Bay detention is a US detention facility on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, located on the coast of Guantanamo Bay in southeastern Cuba.

Ihekweazu, an epidemiologist, is the assistant director-general for the health emergency intelligence and surveillance systems division at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He also leads the WHO's hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence.

The claim that he was executed at Guantanamo Bay comes from an article headlined ‘JAG hangs WHO despot', published on a site known for disinformation, ‘Real Raw News'.

The site said “Gitmo sources” divulge to it that the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) hanged Ihekweazu on February 3 after he had “surreptitiously entered the to discuss enacting fresh shelter-in-place and vaccine mandates with the CDC's nefarious Rapid Response Team”.

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A fact-checking platform, Check, investigated the claim.

Following its scrutiny, Africa Check said the supposed execution “never happened”.

It concluded that the claim was false.

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