A hoax story about a rich father from Atlanta who bought an African man as a toy for his 13-year-old son has sparked outrage in Nigeria.
The news was reported by Stuppid.com, a website notorious for its hoaxes and satirical news stories.
The latest report concerns Wallace Turnquist, a supposed wealthy American who went on a hunting safari to Africa with his son Skyler in 2014.
The story claims that during the safari tour Skyler found the local people "funny", and Wallace bought Ezekiel Akpu-nku from Nigeria as a human toy.
The fake news report reads:
The news sparked outrage as news websites and social media users believed the story to be true.
Shocking! This Very Rich white kid buys 51 year old Nigerian man as toy (see photo) http://t.co/dD5aep1zjB
— Comedian LaughorYawn (@LaughorYawn) February 7, 2015
— Mimi (@wewenani1) February 7, 2015
You know times have changed when a Spoiled White Kid gets a African man as a Human Toy. http://t.co/LGD1sJum9a
— Highlyfavored_ant (@ANT_NYC1) February 9, 2015