Police in Nigeria have paraded a group of 35 crime suspects during a media briefing to counter allegations that photos they had originally shared on social media were photoshopped.
On Tuesday, the police shared a picture of a man and a woman accused of involvement in violent crime.
At first glance the photo appears to show two suspects standing in front of a table of assault rifles.
The post soon triggered massive reactions online.
Thousands of retweets – and rising. In the comments below – the majority of them castigating the police – people pointed out what they said was a bad photoshop job.
But the police tweeted yesterday that the pictures are authentic and true representation of the suspects and exhibits.” END