NBM Chess Chimpionship

Uche Tobias challenges the best the NBM has to offer: Mr Jacob Abah

The first ever NBM Chess competition which took place at the just concluded National Convention held in the ancient city in Ijebu Ode was a huge success. The players were matured and professional and it was indeed a tight contest. A winner finally emerged in person of Mr Jacob Abah from Abuja Zone. He was awarded the sum of 50,000 naira by the movement. In his appreciation remarks,Mr Abah thanked the movement for the opportunity to partake in the competition and promised to always live by the tenets that guides the NBM of Africa and be a good ambassador.

The world president of the movement Engr. Felix Kupa thanked the contestants and assured them of the movements support in coming editions.

Over and out!

 

 

A traditional Nigerian leader took on traffickers. Has it helped?

Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/traditional-nigerian-leader-traffickers-helped-180703212520357.html

 

The Oba of Benin threatened those manipulating women with black magic curses, bringing a moment of relief in Italy.

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Palermo, Italy – It is Saturday morning and Osas Egbon is in her office in Palermo. She dials an Italian number on her mobile phone, but the line goes to an answering machine. The message is in French.

“The girl is in France,” she says to the four women in the room. “How could she leave all her luggage?”

They are concerned about a young Nigerian trafficking victim who has run away from a charity-run dormitory where she’d been offered emergency accommodation.

Egbon, 36, is also originally from Nigeria, and has lived in Italy for more than 15 years.

In 2015, together with Sandra, Mercy, Doris and Doris Sada, she set up an organisation called the Women of Benin City, a reference to the capital of Nigeria’s predominantly Christian Edo State – from where most Nigerian women begin journeys into sexual slavery in Europe.

Their drop-in session offers practical, legal and health advice. But their key asset is experience – they were also all trafficked.

Calls for help have risen since March, when the Oba of Benin, the Edo people’s traditional ruler, issued a decree against traffickers using voodoo curses to coerce young women into repaying their debt.

Before leaving, the women are forced to sign deals with the traffickers, incurring debts of up to $41,000.

As part of the ritual, victims would be taken before a juju, or black magic priest, ahead of their departure, to pledge loyalty to those who offered them passage to Europe.

This left them fearing for their lives – and those of their families – should they decide to flee before paying back the impossibly high sum.

 

Upon hearing of the Oba of Benin’s intervention, an effort to reduce trafficking, Egbon and her colleagues took to the streets at night to distribute flyers announcing the “end of the slave trade” from Nigeria, as they raised awareness among sex workers about how the decree might affect them.

Nigerian media quoted the Oba of Benin as saying future traffickers would “face the wrath of our ancestors”; his address was hailed as a step forward. But reality soon sank in.

“The problem is that girls are still asking: ‘Where should we go, what should we eat?’,” Egbon says. “There are many girls who want to quit, but in Palermo, there’s nowhere to take them. If safe homes are full, you take them to the charity dormitory, where they have to wake up [and leave by] 6am. That’s not life.”

 

The young woman who appeared to have travelled to France had left a temporary shelter.

“The girl was tired. Maybe she called her parents in Nigeria, they probably connected her to someone in France. What else was she supposed to do?” Egbon said.

According to Biagio Sciortino, deputy director of the Palermo-based Casa dei Giovani, a non-profit organisation that runs a project for trafficked people, the city has about 25 shelters for victims, both women and men. There are 83 throughout Sicily.

Over the past year, the organisation helped 25 women off the streets. At least five returned for lack of better options.

In 2016, 11,000 Nigerian women, 80 percent of whom were possible victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, arrived on Italian shores, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), compared with 1,454 in 2014.

Those who were unable to answer questions about the cost of the trip were considered likely trafficking victims, Federico Soda, director of the IOM’s coordination office for the Mediterranean, told Al Jazeera.

“Women are not necessarily aware they will be exploited,” she said. “They don’t want to believe it, they think they have made it to a safe place. Or they are afraid, controlled by traffickers who know where they are from, who their families are.”

 

The number of Nigerian women arriving at Italian ports fell last year – 5,425 arrived in 2017, according to Soda – in line with lower Europe-bound migration overall.

“There are about 500 girls in Palermo and 30 ‘connection houses’ in Ballaro,” Egbon estimated, referring to the famous neighbourhood that has become a stronghold of the Nigerian mafia, the Black Axe.

Most minors work from these houses and not on the street.

The Nigerian cartel is believed to operate with the goodwill of the weakened Sicilian mafia, Cosa Nostra.

At the end of May, 14 people were sentenced to a total of 90 years in jail on charges of exploiting prostitution, drug trafficking, and mafia association.

 

At the drop-in session, Sandra is a little impatient.

She walks up and down cuddling 17-month-old Mattina – whose name means morning in Italian – swung in a bundle around her back.

They are waiting for a woman to arrive; the woman had told them she came to Italy with ambitions of becoming a model.

Sandra remembers her own journey to Italy.

“I was working as a hairdresser, learning to plait hair,” she says of her life in Benin City in April, 2007. “It’s in that place that I met someone, I was doing her hair.”

She soon left for Europe.

The youngest of seven children, Sandra had been separated from her mother at 12, when her father married another woman.

“I needed to give my mother a better life,” she says.

 

But upon reaching Agadez, in Niger, Sandra was arrested and forced to wait there for eight months.

She eventually made it to Libya, where she was forced into sex work.

“There were a lot of girls in the place where they put us, many came with another [trafficker],” Sandra said.

Conditions were bleak. Food was not given regularly. Only a third of her earnings went towards repaying the $30,000 debt she was forced to accept to get to Libya. The rest allegedly went towards rent and food.

A scar on Sandra’s forehead is an unwanted reminder of those two years in Libya. The customer, she said, wanted his money back.

 

According to Italian law, trafficking victims in Italy are entitled to a residency permit for humanitarian reasons whether or not they report their traffickers to police.

While the law is seen as one of the world’s most progressive, its application remains patchy and at the discretion of local police authorities.

“It works for a girl out of 10,” Isoke Aikpitanyi, an author and anti-trafficking activist, told Al Jazeera.

Aikpitanyi said she reported her traffickers at her own risk.

“Some girls will report, but they will name people who really have little to do with it, and this doesn’t lead to great results in terms of the investigation,” she said.

In order to overcome the fear to name bigger fish, Aikpitanyi said victims must be assured of their safety.

As for the Oba’s decision, she calls it a “missed opportunity”; the anti-trafficking system in Italy did not make the most of the moment.

“[Criminal groups] won’t easily give power up,” she explained. “Lately, we have seen them becoming more violent, it’s still them who run the show.

“There was a kind of truce for a while, but as that moment passed, the girls who quit thinking they were free, have been caught back.”

OAU Five: 19 years after fatal cult attack, justice remains elusive

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/275612-oau-five-19-years-after-fatal-cult-attack-justice-remains-elusive.html

 

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On Tuesday, students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, will gather to mark the 19th anniversary of a cult attack in which five students were murdered in cold blood.

The attack, carried out in the early hours of Saturday, July 10, 1999 led to the death of 21-year old 400-Level Law student and the then Secretary-General of the Students Union, George Iwilade, fondly called Afrika.

Others killed in the attack were Eviano Ekeimu, 400-Level Medicine; Yemi Ajiteru, an extra year student, Babatunde Oke, 100-Level Philosophy, and Godfrey Ekpede.

They were shot dead in Blocks 5 and 8 of Awolowo Hall of the university allegedly by members of Black Axe Confraternity, alleged to have been sponsored by the then university vice chancellor, Wale Omole.

Mr. Omole was accused by students of aiding campus cultism, alleging he did not show seriousness in fighting the menace; but that, rather, it was commonplace for cultists caught by students to get their way back to the university without reprimand.

Even though he denied the allegations several times, Mr Omole was relieved of his appointment on the recommendation of a panel of enquiry set up by the federal government through the Ministry of Education then headed by Tunde Adeniran, a professor.

One of those who believed in Mr Omole’s complicity is the then Students’ Union president, Lanre Adeleke. A survivor of the attack himself, Lanre Legacy as he was fondly called then on campus, said victory lies in justice.

Like Mr Adeleke, Tayo Iwilade, a lawyer and brother of one of the victims, also yearns for justice for his brother.

In separate interviews with PREMIUM TIMES, the two claimed they were still crying for perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice.

THE ATTACK

“At the early hours on July 10, 1999, between 3:30a.m to 4a.m, a large number of cultists belonging to the Black Axe Confraternity arrived OAU campus with the intention to carry out assassination of leaders of the union fighting against irregularities,” Mr Adeleke, who was the Students’ Union President at the time, told PREMIUM TIMES.

The unsuspecting Mr Iwilade was said to have led the parade of nine members of the Black Axe Confraternity that same year.

A parade on OAU campus is a shaming act of taking culprits round the campus as a deterrence. It is mostly done to cultists, thieves and others who have committed grave offences against university rules.

The paraded suspedted cultists were Evimori Kester, Dele Aromoloye, Larry Obichie, Uche Obichie, Ikechukwu Mordi, Mayowa Adegoke, Olakanmi Ogundele, Bruno Arinze and Lanre Ajayi.

Four months after the parade, suspected cultists launched a reprisal attack on OAU campus.

“The apprehended cultists (alleged) that they were sponsored by the then University Managements led by Prof. Wale Omole”, Mr. Adeleke, who escaped being killed by jumping from the third floor of Block 8 of the Obafemi Awolowo Hall where his room was, told our correspondent.

THE ARREST AND TRIAL

Mr. Adeleke told PREMIUM TIMES that it was on record that some of the notorious cultists were apprehended by students, handed over to the police and allegedly confessed to being sponsored by the then Vice-Chancellor.

He lamented that due to the corrupt judicial system in Nigeria, the suspects were later discharged and acquitted.

“We started the arrest from the day it happened. We went after some of them that we had their names. We were able to pick about 33 of them out of about 48, they were arraigned and we pursued the case in courts for good three and half years. For three and half years, I was practically doing nothing. We go to court almost every day to make sure just prevailed.”

Mr. Adeleke said the Justice Okoi Itam-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry that first sat to look into the attack rebuked Mr. Omole’s administration and the matter was then left for the court to decide.

The case first suffered a setback when Justice Yusuf, who initially handled it, allegedly lost interest in the proceedings because of his being overlooked for the position of Chief Judge by the Osun State Government.

“We were always in court because we wanted justice. Unfortunately, there were internal issues in Osun State then which was part of the reasons why justice was not done. That was the real set back we had after three and a half years due to the complications of the judicial system itself.

“Despite the fact the judicial enquiry under the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo asked that the VC be tried, no government has made effort. No government has the morals.

“Even the Bursar at that panel of enquiry confirmed to us what one of the cultists said; that they were given over N300,000 two days before the incident to buy ammunition for security reasons. It was established. The money was given to them on July 8 through one Kazeem Bello who was not even a student of Ife but a student of UNILAG. They arrested Kazeem then and he made confession.”

Mr Adeleke said despite evidence of identification by a witness who claimed to have seen Mr Idahosa, one of the suspects, with arms on the morning of the murder, and the confession of Kazeem Bello, the court held that he had no case to answer.

He is however still bent on getting justice for the deceased.

“A criminal case is not something that ends like that,” he said. “It has a long life. Even if we forget about those that were illegally discharged, what about others? I knew many of them ran away immediately after the attack but that’s not the issue. The issue of justice is not about arresting everybody. Even if it is few or even one or even Professor Wale Omole, people will have this sense of relief. The victory lies in how much we are able to make sure cultism do not rise by bringing these people to book.”

Repeated efforts by PREMIUM TIMES to reach Mr Omole were unsuccessful. He did not return calls or reply to text messages sent.

FAMILY’S LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE CONTINUES

For the family of the late Mr Iwilade, the then Secretary General and one of the victims, the long wait for justice continues.

The victim’s brother, Tayo Iwilade, a legal practitioner and rights activist, told PREMIUM TIMES that the pursuit of justice is never over until justice is served and seen to have been served, no matter how long it takes.

“In 1999, the family presented a detailed memorandum to the Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the then federal government. Our father personally presented and gave oral testimony to support the memorandum before the commission. Unfortunately, all that we saw were mere recommendations which the government that set up the commission did absolutely nothing about.

“There were more than enough information and pointers to assist the authorities track and bring every single one of the criminals that assassinated sleeping students on that night at Ife to justice; but as with everything wrong with Nigeria, the then authorities never bothered.”

Mr. Iwilade said the family also monitored the criminal trial of three of the suspects, which ended in “circumstances we consider strange to date.”

When asked if the family still had trust in the judicial system on the matter, he told our correspondent of how the system has betrayed his brother and other victims.

“The answer to that is blowing in the wind. Our judicial system has a whole lot of growing-up to do to be able to really meet the aspirations of the society; and to be able to recognise and deliver what true justice really is. However, it’s important that we know that courtroom criminal trials are just a subset, though a very critical one, of the administration of criminal justice system. Among others, there are the investigative and prosecutorial arms of this system which the judicial arm has almost no control over.

“In the case of the July 10, 1999 Ife assassinations, a key question you want to ask is whether the investigative arm of the criminal justice system have delivered well on its duty towards the search for justice? Obviously, it hasn’t.

“Or how else do you explain that over 30 to 40 band of criminals invaded a university and shot down defenceless sleeping students for well about or over an hour, yet society hasn’t been presented with a list of who these criminals are? Thereafter, the same band of criminals drove out of the university unchallenged. More than enough leads and pointers to who the marauders were have been supplied to the authorities yet those responsible for investigations when such dastardly crimes occurred appear to have left the victims to their fate.

“Difficult as it is, as investigative journalists, you may wish to find out why the few trials ended in strange circumstances so the public can appreciate how clumsy the road to justice for the defenceless citizens killed on OAU campus on July 10, 1999 has been. But we will get there.”

APPREHENSION AMONG STUDENTS

The current students of OAU, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES, are however, raising concerns over security situation on campus as some of their colleagues’ exhibit tendencies similar to those of cultists.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how many students of the university recently raised fears over cult-like activities which include harassment, bullying, open use of illicit drugs and flaunting of fraternal paraphernalia now rampant on campus.

A student who shared his experience with PREMIUM TIMES narrated how he was driven to the bush by suspected cultists and beaten, all in the name of initiation.

PREMIUM TIMES also obtained the evidence of a text message, inviting the students to their meetings which venue was not disclosed in the text.

The students mentioned public places on campus where such acts are rampant as AngloMoz car park between male and female freshmen halls of residence, the halls of residence, New Buka and the academic area.

THE UNIVERSITY REACTS

Speaking on the security fears, the school’s chief security officer, Babatunde Oyatokun, confirmed receiving reports relating to concerns raised by the students who spoke with our correspondent.

He, however, said the university would keep working to maintain its reputation for a peaceful campus and zero tolerance for cultism.

Mr. Oyatokun doused tension caused by the arrest of a suspected cultist on campus recently.

“He was invited by one of our students to the campus. He is a student of Oduduwa University Ipetumodu, a private University here in Ife. So because of that we referred the case to police and asked them to investigate him.

“We took his picture and declared him undesirable on our campus. So, that was the step taken by us,” Mr Oyatokun said.

He said there had only been one reported case of bullying or harassment.

“Concerning bullying, well, the only information I have was that of a 200-level student that slapped a 100-level student and both of them are in my custody. I have obtained statements from both parties and anyone that is liable, the university has a template. There is an internal mechanism to handle such cases. I have completed my report.”

Stating further, he said: “We are working tirelessly on students that may have tendency of taking hard drugs.”

He added that security officers had inspected all pharmacies on campus to check if they were selling codeine or Tramadol.

“So, for now, we have not been able to lay hands on any and we are still working on it seriously. Our men are on patrol day and night with covert and overt surveillance, ” he said.

Police arrest 137 suspected cult members in Lagos

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/07/police-arrest-137-suspected-cult-members-in-lagos/

 

The Lagos State Police Command, on Monday arrested 137 persons suspected to be cult members during initiation and marking of their annual ritual day.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Imohimi Edgal, said the suspects were arrested while celebrating 7/7 under the guise that they were having a birthday party, at different locations in Ikorodu and Ogombo areas, suburbs of Lagos. He paraded the suspects at the Command Headquarters in Ikeja. “This command had on July 5, 2018 warned cultists preparing to observe their sacred day called the “7th day of the 7 month”, not to converge on any part of the state. “We also encouraged good Nigerians to give information about this group of persons anywhere they are seen. “Based on credible intelligence available to the command and which was communicated to the Officer In-Charge, Anti Cultism, 120 suspects were arrested at Ikorodu where they were observing 7/7,’’ the CP said. He said that the suspects were undergoing initiation rites preparatory to unleashing mayhem on the larger society. According to him, 17 suspected cult members were also arrested at Ogombo, Aja area of the state during initiation rites and celebration of the 7/7 date. “I have ordered that they should be profiled, after which their parents and guardians will be invited for questioning. “We are also using this opportunity to warn parents, guardians and those that have some form of mentorship to dissuade these youths from cultism. “We want to put them on notice that it is their responsibility to know who their children associate with and that this particular police administration will not tolerate any form of cultism,” he said. The police boss said that one big banner with 07 and black axe logo, a yellow keg containing three litres of liquid substance and six other small kegs with similar contents suspected to be mixture of different dangerous drugs were recovered from them. “Other exhibits are one big clay pot, one small calabash and one locally-made cut to size pistol. “They are going to be divided into smaller groups where files will be opened for them and they will be charged to court after profiling,” he said.

7th July; Nigerian Black Axe Cultists Storm Night Club In Philippines

Source: https://whiteloaded.com/news/7th-july-nigerian-black-axe-cultists-storm-night-club-in-philippines-see-photos/

 

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Some Nigerian cultists caused a scene at a popular club in Philippines after storming the venue in their white, black and yellow attire to mark their 7th July anniversary.

The members of the Black Axe confraternity otherwise known as Aye, were seen in a jolly mood as they took their Philippians girlfriends along with them for the groove.

According to reports, security men were on standby to ensure no chaos or violence was recorded.

This is coming after the authorities of the Lagos State Police Command issued a strong warning to Aye members and other cultists not to converge anywhere in the state today or face the full wrath of the law.

The 7th day of the 7th month which is today is sacred to the Black Axe confraternity – a day which they say the freedom of black man was granted from foreign oppressors.

It is also a day they settle scores with rival cult groups and a day of outright brigandage.

 

OOU murders: How ‘Capone’ terrorised his community, killed over 40 people

Source: https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/07/oou-murders-how-capone-terrorised-his-community-killed-over-40-people/

 

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More shocking details have emerged about Muritala Babatunde, who allegedly killed 21-year-old Adebisi Oriade and Julian Eke Imaga (18), both students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.
Our correspondent travelled to Babatunde’s village,
Oru-Ijebu in Ogun State and learnt that the suspect and his members had terrorised the community members, including the king, Oloru of Oru-Ijebu, Oba Abdurasaq Olufemi Adebanjo, for years.
He had allegedly killed over 40 people in his community, including his little cousin. Babatunde also used to subject his father to a series of beatings, allegedly encouraged by his mother.
Latest information reaching New Telegraph, says that police have arrested his dad and are presently quizzing him. The dad, Mr. Mojeed Oladele, was picked when police couldn’t find his mom.
Babatunde was also alleged to have once stormed the king’s palace, pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot the petrified monarch.
When he was arrested, sounds of jubilation had resonated in the community, but that had since fizzled out. The elations of the community died after policemen, who were on investigation, escorted Babatunde to his community.
Rather than be ashamed or cowed by the presence of the police detectives and his handcuffs, Babatunde stared at the king and told him in a cold voice: “I’m coming back to kill you.”
Shivers had simply run down the spines of the king and other community members. The fear intensified when news came that some politicians were working hard to ensure Babatunde regains his freedom.
The 29-year-old suspect, who claimed to have dropped out of OOU, had earlier described himself as the number one-Capone-in his cult group.
He and his confraternity member, Taiwo Razaq (18), were arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, after they murdered Adebisi and Julian by bludgeoning both with planks and guns.
Adebisi, popularly known as ‘Oh Dollar,’ was until his death a 300-Level Computer Science student of OOU while his girlfriend, Julian, was a 100-Level Law student of the same university.
Babatunde, who further claimed to have dropped out of OOU in 2012 following his initiation into the Black Axe Movement (Aiye Confraternity), said he and the late Adebisi were involved in cyber fraud deals.
He claimed that Adebisi reneged on their agreement on the deal, which made him to kill the victim. He also confessed to have killed Julian because she witnessed Adebisi’s murder and might spill the bean.
Although Babatunde had been arrested, tension continued to envelope the community as news filtered out about his likely release. The release is allegedly being facilitated by politicians who used to contract Babatunde to carry out dirty jobs for them.
After the arrest of Babatunde, a son of the soil, the community members began to panic that some members of his confraternity, residing in the village, might carry out a reprisal and target people perceived as enemies of their number one.
The community members’ fears are real as they have taken to closing shops as early as 7p.m., which was not the norm. Many, after close of business day, remain locked up in their homes. Babatunde’s mother, identified simply as Kadijat, was said to have escaped over fear that police might come for her.
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), attached to the palace, prevented our correspondent from seeing the monarch, Adebanjo.
His queen, however, reluctantly came out. She emphatically stated that her husband couldn’t speak on any matter that had to do with Babatunde.
When our correspondent called Adebanjo on his mobile line, he listened and then cut off the line. When our correspondent tried his line again, he had switched off his phone.
An 80-year-old man, High Chief Albert Oladele Idowu, second in command to the monarch, bravely chose to speak.
Idowu, without mincing words, blamed Babatunde’s criminal ways and lifestyle on his mother.
He said: “We’re living on the mercy of God in this community. Since Babatunde’s arrest, we have not been sleeping easily. The problem with Babatunde started when he was young; his father took him to a vocational school to learn a trade, but the mother withdrew him. Let me tell you the truth; there was never any time that Babatunde had an admission into OOU as he claimed. The mother over-pampered him.
“Two years ago, Babatunde beat his father for scolding him over his bad ways. When elders of the community heard about it, we summoned him to the palace. He promised to turn a new leaf. We were, however, shocked when he went back to his old ways and if anything, he became more daring and dangerous.
“When we noticed that he had started grooming some boys in the community, we invited some of our children who had excelled in their various fields to come to the village and educate the young ones about the dangers in associating with cultism and other vices. Those that participated in the trainings were empowered to start their own businesses. Many of them are presently doing well.”

Idowu explained that lack of proper upbringing of a child, eventually leads to what had become of Babatunde’s life today.
He said: “We have employed Neighbourhood Watch officials to go round the community and monitor people’s activities. If they see any suspicious looking person, such a person would be invited to the palace for questioning and decisions taken immediately. Those who are involved in cultism are banished because they bring stains to the community.”

Another resident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said: “The spot where Babatunde usually kills his victims is his mother’s shrine. We believe that the young man uses human blood to appease the gods of the shrine. Babatunde’s mother is a dreadful person; nobody dares to confront and complains about her son. We’re living in bondage here. The police brought him to the community on investigation and later took him to his family home. They also took him to the market square. It was at the market square that he pointed at our monarch. He threatened to kill our monarch after he was released. Since then, everyone had been scared, especially since his boys are all over the community.”

The resident added: “He also claimed to have killed about 47 people. He said this while threatening to kill another guy. He said that the guy would be the number 48. We’re appealing to the police and the state government not to release him. We heard some politicians are trying to get police to release him. Babatunde’s return to the community will be catastrophic for everyone. Majority of the residents have fled because of the fear that when Babatunde returns, heads will roll. Everyone is living in fear.”
When our correspondent visited Babatunde family’s house, the place was deserted. Goats and fowls were sighted wandering in the compound.

Another member of the community, Tajudeen, said: “Babatunde has committed a lot of atrocities in this community and its environs. To the extent that he killed his elder brother’s son and also partook in the search for the boy. The corpse of the boy was finally found and findings pointed to Babatunde being behind his murder. When they asked him why he killed the boy, he claimed that his elder brother offended him, which was why he abducted his son. He took the boy into the forest, where he usually kills people, tied his legs and hands and then strangled him. Babatunde doesn’t know family members when it comes to killing. His middle name is death; he so much enjoys killing people.”

Many in the community refused to speak with our correspondent, fearful that Capone’s boys will mark them for death. Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were stationed at various checking points leading to and fro the community. Both commercial and private vehicles were subjected to thorough search.

 

 

Aiye, Eiye ,Black Axe, Buccaneers Cults Members Dare Police, Serve Meeting Notices To Rival Cult Gangs

Source: https://naijagists.com/aiye-eiye-black-axe-buccaneers-cults-members-dare-police-serve-meeting-notices-to-rival-cult-gangs/

 

Official Press Statement By Lagos State Police.

“The Lagos State Police Command, have received credible intelligence that members of some unlawful societies such as the Aiye, Eiye, Black Axe, Buccaneers, etc, are going round town serving notices to rival cult gangs in the neighbourhood that they would be converging on Saturday 7/7/ 2018 at yet to be disclosed locations within their domains.

According to available information, the 7th day of the 7th month is sacred to these outlaws especially the Aye or Black Axe confraternity which marks its anniversary. It is also a day they settle scores with rival cult groups and a day of outright brigandage and anomie.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, warns that any such gathering by members of the unlawful society will be viewed as an unlawful assembly with the intent to commit felony. And those that gathered will be visited with the full weight of the law.

He reiterates that no cult group will be allowed to compromise the peace daily nurtured by men and women of goodwill in the state and maintained by the police.

He, therefore, urges members of the public to blow the whistle on these brigands anywhere they are found.

In the same vein, the CP urges parents to warn their children who are members of these nefarious associations not only to renounce cultism, but denounce it in all its ramifications.

CSP CHIKE OTI

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND.”

7/7: Delta Police Issues Statement Against Cultists

Source: https://www.asabametro.com/2018/07/7-7-delta-police-issues-statement-against-cultists/

 

DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND WARNS CULTISTS

TO STEER CLEAR FROM THE STATE

In line with its deliberate effort to ensure the security and safety of all Deltans at all times, the Delta State Police Command has warned all cultists, especially those identified with the Black Axe, aka “Aye”, a dreaded and sickening outlawed confraternity, to steer clear from the entire length and breadth of the state or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.

The Command gave this warning against the backdrop of credible intelligence reports that cultists, especially of the “Aye” persuasion, in keeping with their anachronistic and barbaric tradition, will on 7th of July, 2018 converge on several designated black-spots in the state to engage in unwholesome acts, such as conscripting new members into their fold, clashing with members of rival cult groups and thereby constituting menace to the public and disrupting peace and order.

Meanwhile, the Command while reassuring Deltans that they should have no cause for worry, noted that it will  continually do all that is legally and humanly possible to ensure that Deltans sleep with their eyes closed at all times.

 

DSP. Andrew Aniamaka,

Police Public Relations Officer,

Delta State Command,

Asaba.