There are news and posts circulating on social media claiming that HIV positive Pepsi worker contaminated Pepsi bottles. A picture along with a post has become the center of attention. The post states “An HIV Pepsi worker, who added his blood into the public supplies. This is the guy who added his infected blood to Pepsi. For the next few weeks do not drink any products from Pepsi, as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with HIV (AIDS). It was shown yesterday on Sky News. Please forward this message to the people who you care”
It is not the truth as per the recent updates on the matter. The man being displayed as Pepsi worker is actually a Nigerian terrorist Aminu Ogweche. He is the person behind Nyanya bombings in 2014. The picture posted on social media of the man was taken when he was transferred to Nigerian security agencies by International Police, INTERPOL.
Also, it is being claimed that Sky News started this story of HIV in Pepsi bottles. This too is not correct. Sky News never reported such news.
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The scam related to “Pepsi HIV Contamination” is not new. Such news circulated in 2011 and 2012 as well. So it seems this news was just to add fear in people about Pepsi products with no basis of reality. Moreover, it is important to authenticate the news before spreading false information. As the picture getting viral on social media claims that Sky News started this news, it is important that we visit the official website of Sky News to confirm the news.
Also, those who want to remain on the safe side, there is no harm in avoiding Pepsi products for a while.
Media coordinator and junior editor at Research Snipers RS-NEWS, I studied mass communication and interested in social, local and community issues, I have 3 years experience in the media industry.