I saw a Nigerian news article a few weeks ago where the NBM claimed to have over 3 million members worldwide. It’s significantly less than that.
Certainly much less as we approach the end of Felix Kupa’s tenure as National Head. After all his legacy will be one of rampant de-axation (removal from the NBM) of members.
At least one member still remains though… The infamous Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo. He was of course the National Head immediately prior to Felix Kupa. Nothing can stop him.
I have to confess I took my eye off the ball recently in regards Bemigho. I always saw him as a bit of a small boy (despite his plump physical structure) and quite a low level thief in the grand scheme of things.
Although the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service declared it a great victory to have prosecuted his sister in law and siblings. Although I was happy to see it. I didnt quite agree.
More widespread (Nationwide… if not across the whole of Europe) action is required to dismantle this very dangerous mafia.
When the CPS claimed the prosecution (should the million pounds be recovered) would “play a role in starving a dangerous criminal gang of funds” one has to laugh.
What planet are people on in the UK? This is an organisation that is said to have made profits of 2 billion euros in Italy alone (just from the one activity of human trafficking) in just one year. How then can recovering a million pounds “starve” a criminal organisation such as them.
I wonder about some people…
Anyway… having taken my eyes of Bemigho I was quite surprised to see that he’d recently (2019) attempted to run for political office again in Warri for a member of the House of Assembly.
Obviously having missed this event I was unable to campaign against him again. A campaign that of course in 2015 resulted in him losing miserably.
It seems however my campaigning was unrequired in 2019.
New report after news report were published last year finally calling him out as a (former) mafia kingpin and thief. Which must have either disqualified him from running, made him give up or ensured that he lost miserably… again.
And his misery was far from over.
Step up Felix Kupa.
Remember the cardinal rule that all Axemen are bound by: DO NOT GET CAUGHT.
Everyone in the NBM knew that Bemigho was a 419 scammer engaged in low level money laundering (although for a fair amount of time) but of course, given that most members are, it’s not a reason to de-axe or suspend them.
However as soon as you are caught and your crimes are made public then it’s a significantly different story.
Over to Felix Kupa:
*Notice of Indefinite Suspension*
Sequel to the publications going on as per the alleged involvement of Hon. Bemigho Eyeoyibo in a case of fraud in far away United Kingdom; I, Lord Mokiti Muzuzu do hereby pronounce as follows:
1. That NBM of Africa do not condone acts of criminality.
2. That the constitution of NBM is clear on issues of discipline as regards acts of criminality.
3. That the mention of Bemigho Eyeoyibo’s name in different news media as a leader of Black Axe and his involvement in fraudulent activities is a big embarrassment to NBM of Africa and her responsible members.
4. That Bemigho Eyeoyibo should proceed on indefinite suspension from the movement, pending his ability to prove himself innocent of all charges against him at the crown court in UK and also get clearance from all the necessary law enforcement agencies.
This suspension takes immediate effect, until he is able to fulfil the above mentioned conditions. This pronouncement is to enable him follow up the process of proving that he is innocent of all charges as the punishment for case of criminality by any member of the movement is outright removal as a member.
NBM of Africa is forever committted to fight for justice and equality.
Lord Mokiti Mozuzu,
Head, NBM of Africa, Worldwide.
I’ve written to the CPS to try find out whether or not he’s been extradited (as Felix Kupa’s announcement perhaps indirectly infers) and is about to face trial in UK Crown Court and will update.