This lady says she started the ‘salt and water’ Ebola joke (READ)

by Kolapo Olapoju


As the ‘salt and water’ Ebola preventive measure spreads around Nigeria, a certain lady, Adesewa, says she is the brain behind the farce.

She wrote a confession/apology letter on Nairaland, where she took responsibility for the already viral information, saying she sent a BBM broadcast message at exactly 7:08pm yesterday, 7 August.

Read below her submission; (Believing or otherwise is at reader’s discretion)

“Dear nairalanders and everyone who have heard of the ebola Prevention “News”, My name is Adesewa, I am coming out clean because what started has a joke has escalated into the unprecedented.
How it started
Yesterday i was with friend in her hostel, we were talking about this Ebola out break, when one of my friends, Funke (she introduced me to nairaland) brought the idea of Us playing a prank on our friends. The first suggestion was to tell people that aloe very could cure Ebola, but we thought it would sound too ridiculous so we forgot about it.

Later that even an idea came to me (i now regret that i did it).
I decided to send a BBM broadcast message to my friends, telling them that the Ministry of Health has asked everyone to bathe with salt and warm water and drink some of it.
I sent the message 7:08pm yesterday

Later this midnight i started getting calls and messages that i should drink salt water and bath with it.

All efforts to tell people that i was the one who started the joke failed. Only my friends who i mentioned earlier believed me. Even my mum could me this morning, i did not know what to tell her.

I am using this medium to beg you all to warn and tell everyone, before they drink salt and damage their health.

Please dont be hash on me. I know this has gone out of hand. I never knew it will be this serious. Some have even added to the original message i sent.”

Comments (13)

  1. your papa, your mama, everyone of your family are in trouble, na me, the chairman, ministry of health, we don dey come to arrest una now now!

  2. It shows how stupid and ignorant Nigerians are…..easily fooled and deceived…..A mere message and everyone believed it without making enquiries. ….Na wah ooo…..see una life…

  3. Then the blood of those that have died from excess intake of salt is on your head!!!

  4. dis is d end of d world.let everybody start prayin for forgiveness.bcus after dis ebola we dot no d next tin. Bcus according too d said at d end of world we b c may difference thing nd we ave b c it nw.first one is hiv .secnd one is boko haram nd third one is ebolo pls everybody start pray

  5. May God punish you. Some ppl lost their lives because of this. U will get a pay back by God grace. There is God ooo. My God punish u once agai.

  6. Adesuwa! U r in trouble. People r dying bcos of ur senseless joke that came out of idleness. people r developing hypertension and renal issues bcos of u? Jist get ready bcos d authorities will b coming 4 u. U will b lucky if u don’t spend d rest of ur life behind bars

  7. It’s well cos God knows all thins n he alone has d final say
    But i’ll like nigerians to turn from SIN.cos it’s a reproach to any nation say d Bible

  8. The lady should be arrested and persecuted for playing such pranks.

  9. only God hs d final say…ebola cure mst cum in Jesus name amen

  10. ,i don’t really know what is going on in Nigeria, please my people let our pastor in Nigeria come together and pray from the Ebola virus

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