The video was taken in 2021 as the former Nigerien Justice Minister Marou Amadouwas overcome by emotions while speaking about the country’s ex-presidents.
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This tweet with a video, supposedly of Nigerien Finance minister crying after being told to account for all stolen money in the next 48 hours or face execution is FALSE.
The tweet claims that the new military leadership in Niger tasked the minister with accounting for the money stolen in the country. On 26 July 2023, Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum was ousted by the military for what coup leaders claimed was “due to the deteriorating security situation and bad governance”.
A video of a person weeping uncontrollably while wiping tears with a green cloth is attached to the tweet. A hand is seen trying to comfort the person who later calms down for a few minutes, wears glasses and then sips water.
The video was posted with no caption on TikTok by “@djiboamadou22”.
PesaCheck performed a reverse search of one of the video’s keyframes to check the legitimacy of the video. This led to three different people who shared the recording in 2021. The video was posted on Twitter by “Niger News”, a Nigerien media house, on 29 December 2021.
The video description was: “The crying of the former Minister of Justice (2011–2021), Mr. Maro Amdo, during his praise of the former presidents of Niger, especially the former President of the Republic, Muhammadu Issoufou, with whom he worked for (10) years as Minister of Justice, is causing controversy on social media”.