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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, 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.