Nigerian astronaut trapped in space for the past 25 years

Nigerian yahoo boys emailed British website Anorak claiming a Nigerian astronaut has been trapped in space for the past 25 years and needs $3 million (900 million Naira) to get back to Earth.

Nigerian astronaut trapped in space for the past 25 years

It seems Nigerian yahoo boys have moved on to bigger scam, as they emailed British website Anorak last week claiming a Nigerian astronaut has been trapped in space for the past 25 years and needs $3 million (900 million Naira) to get back to Earth.

The hilarious message going viral on the internet claimed that "Abacha Tunde -- allegedly Africa's first man in space -- was left trapped on board a Soviet spacecraft when the USSR dissolved."

"His other Soviet crew members returned to Earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo," his cousin Dr. Bakare Tunde claims.

He added that rescuing Mr Abacha would cost at least $ 3,000,000 (9 Million Naira).

Talk about Nigeria's very own 'The Martian'.

This is too funny, hopefully Mr Abacha can trek down all the way to Nigeria, because

However, Dr. Bakare Tunde should not be mistaken for Nigerian Prophetic-Apostolic pastor, and owner of Latter-Rain assembly Tunde Bakare.

See the full version of the astronaut email on the Anorak website

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