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Abuja Court declares Bandits as a Terrorist Group

Abuja Court declares Bandits as a Terrorist Group

 An Abuja High Court on Thursday declares Bandits as terrorists group.


According to a judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, the court outlawed the activities of some groups linked to banditry and declared their activities as acts of terrorism.

The  court ruling followed an ex-parte motion filed by Mohammed Abubakar, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) at the Federal Ministry of Justice, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Abubakar said, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the legal action, seeking an order declaring the activities of bandits as act of terrorism.

He said the court action has the goal of outlawing the Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other terrorist groups in the country.

Abubakar said, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the legal action, seeking an order declaring the activities of bandits as act of terrorism.


He said the court action has the goal of outlawing the Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other terrorist groups in the country.

In a supporting affidavit to the ex-parte motion, Aminu Kayode Alilu, from the Federal Ministry of Justice, who argued the motion ex-parte, explained why the Federal Government chose to approach the court for the order.


He argued that security reports have confirmed that bandit groups were responsible for killings, abductions, rapes, kidnappings, and other criminal acts in the Northeast, Northcentral, and other parts of the country.


The Government blamed the groups for an increase in “banditry, incessant kidnappings for ransom, kidnapping for marriage, mass abductions of school children and other citizens, cattle rustling, enslavement, imprisonment, severe deprivation of physical liberty, torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, and other forms of sexual violence, attacks and killings in communities and commuters, and wanton destruction of lives and proper property.”


It specifically argued that Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other similar groups, were responsible for the deaths of soldiers, police officers, and other security agents across the country.


“The activities of the Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other similar groups, constitute acts of terrorism that can lead to a breakdown of public order and safety, as well as a threat to Nigeria’s national security and corporate existence”, the motion claimedAfter listening to the argument on the application on Thursday,  the court ruled and specifically declared the activities of the “Yan Bindiga Group” and the “Yan Ta’adda Group” and other similar groups in any part of the country, especially in the Northwest and Northcentral geo-political zones, as “acts of terrorism and illegality”.


It equally proscribed the Yan Bindiga  and the Yan Ta’adda Groups as well as other similar groups in any part of Nigeria, especially in the Northwest and Northcentral geo-political zones, “either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are calle



The court restrained “any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever, in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise of the Yan Bindiga Group and the Yan Ta’adda Group under any other name or platform however called or described


It  ordered the Federal Government to publish the prosecution order in the Official Gazette and two national dailie


Justice Taiwo said he was convinced that such orders were necessary in view of the nefarious activities of bandits and their effects on the people and the nation’s econom


The judge also proscribed all other groups in the country, irrespective of their names, but whose activities and objectives are similar to those of Yan Bindiga Group and the Yan Ta’adda Grou


The court  listed terror activities to “include, but not limited to banditry, kidnappings for ransom, kidnapping for marriage, mass abductions of school children and other citizens, cattle rustling, enslavement, imprisonment, severe deprivation of physical liberty, torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, other forms of sexual violence, attacks and killings in communities and commuters and wanton destruction of lives and properties in Nigeria.”


 An Abuja High Court on Thursday declares Bandits as terrorists group.


According to a judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, the court outlawed the activities of some groups linked to banditry and declared their activities as acts of terrorism.

The  court ruling followed an ex-parte motion filed by Mohammed Abubakar, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) at the Federal Ministry of Justice, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Abubakar said, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the legal action, seeking an order declaring the activities of bandits as act of terrorism.

He said the court action has the goal of outlawing the Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other terrorist groups in the country.

Abubakar said, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the legal action, seeking an order declaring the activities of bandits as act of terrorism.


He said the court action has the goal of outlawing the Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other terrorist groups in the country.

In a supporting affidavit to the ex-parte motion, Aminu Kayode Alilu, from the Federal Ministry of Justice, who argued the motion ex-parte, explained why the Federal Government chose to approach the court for the order.


He argued that security reports have confirmed that bandit groups were responsible for killings, abductions, rapes, kidnappings, and other criminal acts in the Northeast, Northcentral, and other parts of the country.


The Government blamed the groups for an increase in “banditry, incessant kidnappings for ransom, kidnapping for marriage, mass abductions of school children and other citizens, cattle rustling, enslavement, imprisonment, severe deprivation of physical liberty, torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, and other forms of sexual violence, attacks and killings in communities and commuters, and wanton destruction of lives and proper property.”


It specifically argued that Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other similar groups, were responsible for the deaths of soldiers, police officers, and other security agents across the country.


“The activities of the Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups, as well as other similar groups, constitute acts of terrorism that can lead to a breakdown of public order and safety, as well as a threat to Nigeria’s national security and corporate existence”, the motion claimedAfter listening to the argument on the application on Thursday,  the court ruled and specifically declared the activities of the “Yan Bindiga Group” and the “Yan Ta’adda Group” and other similar groups in any part of the country, especially in the Northwest and Northcentral geo-political zones, as “acts of terrorism and illegality”.


It equally proscribed the Yan Bindiga  and the Yan Ta’adda Groups as well as other similar groups in any part of Nigeria, especially in the Northwest and Northcentral geo-political zones, “either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are calle



The court restrained “any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever, in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise of the Yan Bindiga Group and the Yan Ta’adda Group under any other name or platform however called or described


It  ordered the Federal Government to publish the prosecution order in the Official Gazette and two national dailie


Justice Taiwo said he was convinced that such orders were necessary in view of the nefarious activities of bandits and their effects on the people and the nation’s econom


The judge also proscribed all other groups in the country, irrespective of their names, but whose activities and objectives are similar to those of Yan Bindiga Group and the Yan Ta’adda Grou


The court  listed terror activities to “include, but not limited to banditry, kidnappings for ransom, kidnapping for marriage, mass abductions of school children and other citizens, cattle rustling, enslavement, imprisonment, severe deprivation of physical liberty, torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, other forms of sexual violence, attacks and killings in communities and commuters and wanton destruction of lives and properties in Nigeria.”


Missing OAU MBA Student Timothy Adegoke Found Dead, Six Arrested - Osun Police Command

Missing OAU MBA Student Timothy Adegoke Found Dead, Six Arrested - Osun Police Command

 The missing MBA student at Obafemii Awololowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Timothy Adegoke is dead, a statement by the state police Command confirmed it.


Adegoke was declared missing on November 7 2021.

According to a statement signed and made available to the press by Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin who is the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, the police said it was working to unravel the circumstances surrounding Adegoke’s death.

It reads in part: “The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc, wishes to assure the general public, especially the family of the deceased, students and management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, that the police command is working assiduously to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Timothy Adegoke, a master’s degree student of OAU who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State.

“It would be recalled that, a case of missing person was reported on 7th November, 2021 at about 1630hrs, at Edun Abon police station and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation on 9th November, 2021. Immediately the case was received, detectives from SCID of the command swung into action and have arrested six (6) suspects in connection with the case while investigation is ongoing.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police is using this medium to appeal to the family, the sympathizers, students and management of the university to remain calm and be rest assured that, the police will do all within its constitutional responsibility to unravel the mystery behind his death.”

The police however did not state how he died or where his body was found.

Adegoke, was an Abuja-based student who travelled to Ife on November 5 to sit for an examination at the school’s distance learning centre in Moro, Osun State.

He was declared missing two days later when friends and family members could neither reach his phone line nor find him at the exam venue.

 The missing MBA student at Obafemii Awololowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Timothy Adegoke is dead, a statement by the state police Command confirmed it.


Adegoke was declared missing on November 7 2021.

According to a statement signed and made available to the press by Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin who is the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, the police said it was working to unravel the circumstances surrounding Adegoke’s death.

It reads in part: “The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc, wishes to assure the general public, especially the family of the deceased, students and management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, that the police command is working assiduously to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Timothy Adegoke, a master’s degree student of OAU who came from Abuja to sit for his examination at the OAU distance learning centre, Moro, Osun State.

“It would be recalled that, a case of missing person was reported on 7th November, 2021 at about 1630hrs, at Edun Abon police station and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation on 9th November, 2021. Immediately the case was received, detectives from SCID of the command swung into action and have arrested six (6) suspects in connection with the case while investigation is ongoing.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police is using this medium to appeal to the family, the sympathizers, students and management of the university to remain calm and be rest assured that, the police will do all within its constitutional responsibility to unravel the mystery behind his death.”

The police however did not state how he died or where his body was found.

Adegoke, was an Abuja-based student who travelled to Ife on November 5 to sit for an examination at the school’s distance learning centre in Moro, Osun State.

He was declared missing two days later when friends and family members could neither reach his phone line nor find him at the exam venue.

Insecurity: Nigeria's Army Chief Flags Off Army Exercise to Tackle Criminality

Insecurity: Nigeria's Army Chief Flags Off Army Exercise to Tackle Criminality






Nigeria has been a country immersed in insurgency and Insecurities posted by Boko Haram, ISWAP, Fulani Herdsmen, banditry, kidnapping for Ransoms among all shorts of criminalities bedeviling the so called the most populous Black Nation on earth and the giant of Africa.


The Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021 to further combat the Insecurities.


According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



Read the Full. Statement: 

 COAS FLAGS OFF ARMY EXERCISES TO CURB INSECURITY


... Calls For Synergy among stakeholders


In a concerted and relentless effort to support civil authorities in tackling diverse security challenges bedeviling the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021.The flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



In his remark during the ceremony, Lt Gen Yahaya identified the exercises as Exercise STILL WATER, ENDURING PEACE and Exercise GOLDEN DAWN, which he pointed out, will be conducted simultaneously in South South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria respectively. These exercises, he added would seek to confront the multifaceted and contemporary security challenges prevalent in different parts of the country. He noted that the exercises aim to restore law and order in the affected regions, as well as create enabling environment for socio-economic activities to thrive.


The COAS further charged officers and soldiers to remain professional, steadfast and diligent in the discharge of their responsibilities in consonance with the objectives of the exercises. He urged the troops to ensure respect and protection of the Fundamental Human Rights of the populace in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as they discharge their responsibilities. He however enjoined the citizenry to be law abiding and cooperate with security agencies in order to restore of law and order in the country. He stated that the exercises, which would later metamorphose into real operations would witness collaboration with other security agencies in exchange of ideas and sharing of intelligence.



“It will be conducted in collaboration with sister security agencies, including the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, Air Force, Immigration, NDLEA, NSCDC, FRSC, Federal Fire Service, as well as other stakeholders who will provide necessary support for the exercise,” he added.


Speaking also during the flag off, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, in a welcome address, assured the COAS of the readiness of the Division in conjunction with sister security agencies to combat all security threats and crimes within the region to ensure law and order. He warned all criminal elements to desist from their attrocious activities or face the wrath of the law.









In furtherance of the fulfilment of his pledge to empower Regimental Sergeant Majors ( RSMs) of the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff presented a Toyota Hilux vehicle to the 82 Division RSM. "This empowerment scheme", he noted, "will enable the RSMs to effectively carry out their duties as custodians of traditions and regimentation of the NA".

The flag off was witnessed by Commanders, heads and representatives of sister security agencies domiciled in Enugu state.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

4 Oct 21






Nigeria has been a country immersed in insurgency and Insecurities posted by Boko Haram, ISWAP, Fulani Herdsmen, banditry, kidnapping for Ransoms among all shorts of criminalities bedeviling the so called the most populous Black Nation on earth and the giant of Africa.


The Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021 to further combat the Insecurities.


According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



Read the Full. Statement: 

 COAS FLAGS OFF ARMY EXERCISES TO CURB INSECURITY


... Calls For Synergy among stakeholders


In a concerted and relentless effort to support civil authorities in tackling diverse security challenges bedeviling the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021.The flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



In his remark during the ceremony, Lt Gen Yahaya identified the exercises as Exercise STILL WATER, ENDURING PEACE and Exercise GOLDEN DAWN, which he pointed out, will be conducted simultaneously in South South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria respectively. These exercises, he added would seek to confront the multifaceted and contemporary security challenges prevalent in different parts of the country. He noted that the exercises aim to restore law and order in the affected regions, as well as create enabling environment for socio-economic activities to thrive.


The COAS further charged officers and soldiers to remain professional, steadfast and diligent in the discharge of their responsibilities in consonance with the objectives of the exercises. He urged the troops to ensure respect and protection of the Fundamental Human Rights of the populace in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as they discharge their responsibilities. He however enjoined the citizenry to be law abiding and cooperate with security agencies in order to restore of law and order in the country. He stated that the exercises, which would later metamorphose into real operations would witness collaboration with other security agencies in exchange of ideas and sharing of intelligence.



“It will be conducted in collaboration with sister security agencies, including the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, Air Force, Immigration, NDLEA, NSCDC, FRSC, Federal Fire Service, as well as other stakeholders who will provide necessary support for the exercise,” he added.


Speaking also during the flag off, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, in a welcome address, assured the COAS of the readiness of the Division in conjunction with sister security agencies to combat all security threats and crimes within the region to ensure law and order. He warned all criminal elements to desist from their attrocious activities or face the wrath of the law.









In furtherance of the fulfilment of his pledge to empower Regimental Sergeant Majors ( RSMs) of the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff presented a Toyota Hilux vehicle to the 82 Division RSM. "This empowerment scheme", he noted, "will enable the RSMs to effectively carry out their duties as custodians of traditions and regimentation of the NA".

The flag off was witnessed by Commanders, heads and representatives of sister security agencies domiciled in Enugu state.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

4 Oct 21

Jide Sowore's Burial: our Gratitude

Jide Sowore's Burial: our Gratitude






Today, I am returning to you ALL for your support, companionship and sympathy extended towards our family over the untimely but gruesome murder of our beloved brother, Olajide Sowore.

 Of particular note are those early callers who commiserated with our family when this dastardly incident broke, we must here specially mention our comrades who took the risk to be physically present at his funeral and those who joined virtually across the world and stayed till my brother was interned at Kiribo, our home town.






We reserve a special place for pathologists, lawyers and a handful of law enforcement officers who though limited by prevailing incompetence on the police did their personal best to assist the family by fully cooperating to ensure that a befitting burial was done.


We send our regards to compatriots who defy our family rejection of fundraising to provide their token of support to our brother’s immediate family.



We are immensely grateful to each and everyone who took out tome to drop a comment, salutations and words of encouragement throughout this period.

 Finally we thank the authorities of Igbinedion University in Okada for their generosity in providing a motor hearse to convey our brother to his final resting place.


It is important to state that our commitment by oining in popular efforts to bring about revolutionary change in Nigeria remains unwavering.






Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state by the yet to be identify suspected herdsmen.

Insecurity under Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari led pro fulani herdsmen federal government has claimed uncountable lives.








Today, I am returning to you ALL for your support, companionship and sympathy extended towards our family over the untimely but gruesome murder of our beloved brother, Olajide Sowore.

 Of particular note are those early callers who commiserated with our family when this dastardly incident broke, we must here specially mention our comrades who took the risk to be physically present at his funeral and those who joined virtually across the world and stayed till my brother was interned at Kiribo, our home town.






We reserve a special place for pathologists, lawyers and a handful of law enforcement officers who though limited by prevailing incompetence on the police did their personal best to assist the family by fully cooperating to ensure that a befitting burial was done.


We send our regards to compatriots who defy our family rejection of fundraising to provide their token of support to our brother’s immediate family.



We are immensely grateful to each and everyone who took out tome to drop a comment, salutations and words of encouragement throughout this period.

 Finally we thank the authorities of Igbinedion University in Okada for their generosity in providing a motor hearse to convey our brother to his final resting place.


It is important to state that our commitment by oining in popular efforts to bring about revolutionary change in Nigeria remains unwavering.






Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state by the yet to be identify suspected herdsmen.

Insecurity under Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari led pro fulani herdsmen federal government has claimed uncountable lives.



CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore, Demands Justice

CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore, Demands Justice





Jide Sowore


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) has condey the gruesome  assassination of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the African Action Congress' chairman Omoyele Sowore.


Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state on Saturday while heading to the state.


Omoyele Sowore who is also a leading member of CORE has been held down in Abuja for more than two years by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.

Core is demanding justice for Jide adding that more than 4,000 people have been killed this year alone by bandits of all sorts. 


"This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW BY CORE:



*CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore: Demands Justice*


_Press Release, 4/9/21_


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) received news of the assassination of Olajide Sowore, with great shock and angst.




Jide is a younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Chair of the African Action Congress (AAC) & a leading member of CORE, who the regime has held down in Abuja for more than two years.


The news making the rounds at the moment is that Jide was killed by armed bandits. It might not however be out of the question to suspect that this is an assassination meant to break the spirit of his elder brother and their family.


Our hearts go out to Yele and the entire Sowore family. This irreparable damage is a huge blow. We stand in empathy with them and pray they find the necessary fortitude to bear this great loss.


We demand justice for Jide and the Sowore family. We call for an independent investigation and prosecution of all who might have a hand in this dastardly act.


We also seize this moment to once again speak on the perennial state of insecurity in the country. 


More than 4,000 people have been killed thus far, this year alone, by bandits of all sorts. This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime. 


This madness must not be allowed to continue. Only we working-class people and youth can fight to turn this horrific situation around and stop such wilful killings of people, including promising youth like Olajide Sowore. 


Baba Aye

Co-convener


Gbenga Komolafe

Co-convener





Jide Sowore


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) has condey the gruesome  assassination of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the African Action Congress' chairman Omoyele Sowore.


Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed near Okada in Edo state on Saturday while heading to the state.


Omoyele Sowore who is also a leading member of CORE has been held down in Abuja for more than two years by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.

Core is demanding justice for Jide adding that more than 4,000 people have been killed this year alone by bandits of all sorts. 


"This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW BY CORE:



*CORE Condemns the Killing of Jide Sowore: Demands Justice*


_Press Release, 4/9/21_


The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) received news of the assassination of Olajide Sowore, with great shock and angst.




Jide is a younger brother of Omoyele Sowore, Chair of the African Action Congress (AAC) & a leading member of CORE, who the regime has held down in Abuja for more than two years.


The news making the rounds at the moment is that Jide was killed by armed bandits. It might not however be out of the question to suspect that this is an assassination meant to break the spirit of his elder brother and their family.


Our hearts go out to Yele and the entire Sowore family. This irreparable damage is a huge blow. We stand in empathy with them and pray they find the necessary fortitude to bear this great loss.


We demand justice for Jide and the Sowore family. We call for an independent investigation and prosecution of all who might have a hand in this dastardly act.


We also seize this moment to once again speak on the perennial state of insecurity in the country. 


More than 4,000 people have been killed thus far, this year alone, by bandits of all sorts. This multidimensional face of fatal criminality arises from both the incompetence and complicity of different sections of the regime. 


This madness must not be allowed to continue. Only we working-class people and youth can fight to turn this horrific situation around and stop such wilful killings of people, including promising youth like Olajide Sowore. 


Baba Aye

Co-convener


Gbenga Komolafe

Co-convener

PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

Jide Sowore's death: Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle

Jide Sowore's death: Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle


Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle driven Jide Sowore, when he was murdered on Ore-Benin highway this morning on his way to Benin City from school where he was studying Pharmacy.
Felix Olajide Sowore




Felix Olajide Sowore is the immediate younger brother of the national chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC Activist Omoyele Sowore who contested the 2019 presidential election against the incumbent Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari.

Omoyele Sowore has been unjustly incarcerated and restricted to Abuja by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.



Picture showing bullet-ridden vehicle driven Jide Sowore, when he was murdered on Ore-Benin highway this morning on his way to Benin City from school where he was studying Pharmacy.
Felix Olajide Sowore




Felix Olajide Sowore is the immediate younger brother of the national chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC Activist Omoyele Sowore who contested the 2019 presidential election against the incumbent Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari.

Omoyele Sowore has been unjustly incarcerated and restricted to Abuja by the Buhari led tyrannical Regime.


Herdsmen kill Omoyele Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Olajide Sowore in Okada, Edo state

Herdsmen kill Omoyele Sowore's Immediate Younger brother Olajide Sowore in Okada, Edo state

Felix Olajide Sowore

Herdsmen have killed immediate younger brother of the AAC national chairman and presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections Omoyele Sowore near Okada, Edo state.


Sowore confirmed that his immediate younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed by herdsmen while on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo state where he is studying Pharmacy.


His statement:

I have VERY SAD NEWS!

My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he is studying Pharmacy.


They snuffed out the life yet another real human being! 

Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!” 


This act in itself will not delay their day of justice. 


I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy! 


You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy. 


You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out. 


You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50! 


You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! 

 

Saddest day yet!

Felix Olajide Sowore

Herdsmen have killed immediate younger brother of the AAC national chairman and presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections Omoyele Sowore near Okada, Edo state.


Sowore confirmed that his immediate younger brother Felix Olajide Sowore was killed by herdsmen while on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo state where he is studying Pharmacy.


His statement:

I have VERY SAD NEWS!

My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he is studying Pharmacy.


They snuffed out the life yet another real human being! 

Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!” 


This act in itself will not delay their day of justice. 


I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy! 


You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy. 


You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out. 


You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50! 


You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! 

 

Saddest day yet!

#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu

#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu

 


#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: Tomorrow, You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu who was recently kidnapped from Kenya by Nigeria’s terrorist-in-chief, Muhammadu Buhari. See U there at 9am Nigerian

 


#FreeNnamdiKanuNow: Tomorrow, You’re cordially invited to the Federal High Court in Abuja to witness the farcical trial of @MaziNnamdiKanu who was recently kidnapped from Kenya by Nigeria’s terrorist-in-chief, Muhammadu Buhari. See U there at 9am Nigerian

ENCOUNTER WITH FULANI HERDSMEN BY BOLAJI AKINYEMI; ‘THEY HAVE NO TIME THREATENING ANYBODY, THEY ACT, IN TERROR BUT THEY ARE NOT TERRORISTS

ENCOUNTER WITH FULANI HERDSMEN BY BOLAJI AKINYEMI; ‘THEY HAVE NO TIME THREATENING ANYBODY, THEY ACT, IN TERROR BUT THEY ARE NOT TERRORISTS


Let me start by reminding you that bandits are not enemies of Nigeria like Nmadi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, who are unable to set an APC on fire, don’t misquote me o, I meant Armoured Personnel Carrier, nor shot down an Airforce jet fighter. Their nuisances is getting too much and Baba is pretty uncomfortable. Kanu is always ranting and talking like a Parrot, his talks are threats to national security. Igboho’s street possessions are disturbing the quietness of the Villa, so much so that the foot sounds of the crowds is terrorizing the country and makes it impossible for “Baba oni bàbà'” to sleep, haba! ? fi oro ro ara yín wo now, ?e bí ?yin na ni Baba?


Herdsmen are foot soldiers of the bandits, a very respectful group giving Government no reasons to worry, but citizens, every reason to. Like they say, it’s different strokes for different folks!


Bandits are friends of Nigeria, they are not hiding in the comfort of London, nor roaming the streets of Nairobi, but in the forests of Nigeria with all its adverse effects, strategizing and laboring to help us achieve a “ONE NIGERIA” .


They have no time threatening anybody, they act, in terror but they are not terrorists; killing, kidnapping, sacking villages, hosting their Emirates flags and conducting peaceful local government elections, no ballot box snatching, everything went well without the fear of any “Oluomo” and his road masters. Moment from now you will have reasons to compare their elections with the one holding in Lagos today.

They are not economic saboteurs, they just collect farming permits to the knowledge of Nigerian Army, and if you don’t pay and go to farm, don’t hold the army or our government responsible for whatever happens to you. They are not docile like former Governor of Osun, whose State of Osun brand couldn’t be perpetuated after him. Now as Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who proposed a new marriage levy lacks the courage to enforce it. Trust Sheikh Gumi’s brethren, “àw?n eleyi”, you pay marriage levies at gun point, if not the bride and the groom will be whisked into the jungle of banditry. May be the Honorable Minister should consult them as per operational model to help increase IGR, at least results terminate insults and they are having results.


Herdsmen are a very caring tribes, animal friendly too, if not for them, you people would have been treating goats, sheep and cows as animals don’t have the right of way in the jungle, but no way, they are standing up for animals against humans leading hungry herds just to feed on labors of farmers in your homelands, and you people are shouting, ” ?e kí ?ran ma j?un ní”; in a jungle of no justice?

They are not like Sunday Igboho making noise in cities in the name of rallies, but when they show up in the city at your house garden only God will help you as He did me.


I had reasons to be in Abuja, I didn’t say Abaji, read me clearly, Abuja FCT, and was accommodated in a beautiful duplex in the elitist area of Wuse, overlooking Sheraton hotel. I was in my room when I heard a gun shot, worried though, but felt there should be no need to, because of the presence of the mobile policemen, how wrong I was, a noise followed after some 10 minutes. I became uncomfortable and needed to find out what the issues were. I left my room and went outside towards the garden where the noise was coming from and some Fulani leaders were raging in anger and an associate of my friend who accommodated me was literally prostrating to them, they were breathing fire and brimstone demanding for the policeman who fired the shot. The boasting was out of this world; their “Sheu Garuba”, (they also have a spokesman) said; “I have called the Commissioner of police for FCT, to confirm posting policemen to this garden, I have called the IGP, an explanation must be given for this! I was lost with the daring boldness of private citizen demanding that we should hand the officer of the state who fired the shot to him for punishment. Call it effrontery occasions by impunity? He went further, “who does the owner of the house think he is”? No Governor can dare us”. All these he said through an interpreter to my hearing, I couldn’t bear his intoxication of Buhari’s administration’s nepotism. I respected myself and left him and went to the officer who fired the shot to ask for what really happened, he told me of the consistency of the herdsmen grazing their herds in the garden. 


He said they have had it tough stopping them. But today he asked them to move their herds out of the garden and in the moment of argument a boy made a sound, whatever that meant to the cow, they all turned towards him (the officer). He of course was trying to beat a retreat when he fell down and the rifle discharged and the bullet hit one of the cows on the leg. Herdsmen don’t joke, the cow will need surgery to have the bullet remove. Thank God the idea of the best veterinary center in the world never crossed their mind, we would have been talking in thousands of dollars during negotiations for compensation. Please, avoid herdsmen o, only payments settled the matter. While bandits are collecting ransom for evils against you and not the “state”, herdsmen are getting compensation for grazing their herds on your farm and garden. What a tribal consolidation!


President Muhammadu Buhari, Sir, this was how it started in Igangan, it is now at your backyard. A resolvable crisis was left to fester, the Presidency kept quiet while your people had upper hand, until things went out of hands. Mr President Sir, for fear of reprisal attack which your people are known for, you can only imagine the demand they make for compensation, while they pay nothing for damages done to farms and gardens.


May I appeal to all Nigerians at home an in diaspora, to please, lend their voices to our cry. We are not talking about some remote village on the backside of Osun State but Wuse Zone 3, FCT Abuja, not about a maize farm, but the beautification effort of an individual, we are not talking about an illiterate farmer but an educated and respectable citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! It is about time we rise and be supported by the global communities to tell our President to help us beg his people.


They are not like Kanu and Igboho, dissidents who must not be tolerated for any reasons whatsoever, neither are they like someone who have to travel all the way to Atlanta to perform money alert miracle, but probably still collected offerings in the same meeting. This guys are great, they stay in the forest and “monies” are delivered in Obi Cubana’s mode; CASH! You don’t have to show your phone screen on camera, even Thomas’s had their mouth agape at the sight of “ape ká nu ko”, apology to Professor Ebenezer Obey.


Don’t come here proving the first University in Nigeria is in Ibadan, or that the first TV station in Africa was built in “show sure”. Just keep it to yourself that an Igbo man was the first to buy himself out of slavery to freedom. We are not talking about education and civilization, but native Arabian intelligence of Mansa Musa era with which tribes were subjugated and their territories taken, and no Governor in Nigeria can match Nasir El-Rufai when it comes to subtle advocacy for his tribe, and he is absolutely in support of this position of mine that bandits have never challenged the sovereignty of Nigeria or the authority of Mr President as the Commander In Chief of the Armed forces! So, I don’t want any low I.Q person to come here to say what is not. Just help us beg Mr President and his people to let us be!



Dr. Akinyemi is a Lagos based public affairs commentator.


Let me start by reminding you that bandits are not enemies of Nigeria like Nmadi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, who are unable to set an APC on fire, don’t misquote me o, I meant Armoured Personnel Carrier, nor shot down an Airforce jet fighter. Their nuisances is getting too much and Baba is pretty uncomfortable. Kanu is always ranting and talking like a Parrot, his talks are threats to national security. Igboho’s street possessions are disturbing the quietness of the Villa, so much so that the foot sounds of the crowds is terrorizing the country and makes it impossible for “Baba oni bàbà'” to sleep, haba! ? fi oro ro ara yín wo now, ?e bí ?yin na ni Baba?


Herdsmen are foot soldiers of the bandits, a very respectful group giving Government no reasons to worry, but citizens, every reason to. Like they say, it’s different strokes for different folks!


Bandits are friends of Nigeria, they are not hiding in the comfort of London, nor roaming the streets of Nairobi, but in the forests of Nigeria with all its adverse effects, strategizing and laboring to help us achieve a “ONE NIGERIA” .


They have no time threatening anybody, they act, in terror but they are not terrorists; killing, kidnapping, sacking villages, hosting their Emirates flags and conducting peaceful local government elections, no ballot box snatching, everything went well without the fear of any “Oluomo” and his road masters. Moment from now you will have reasons to compare their elections with the one holding in Lagos today.

They are not economic saboteurs, they just collect farming permits to the knowledge of Nigerian Army, and if you don’t pay and go to farm, don’t hold the army or our government responsible for whatever happens to you. They are not docile like former Governor of Osun, whose State of Osun brand couldn’t be perpetuated after him. Now as Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who proposed a new marriage levy lacks the courage to enforce it. Trust Sheikh Gumi’s brethren, “àw?n eleyi”, you pay marriage levies at gun point, if not the bride and the groom will be whisked into the jungle of banditry. May be the Honorable Minister should consult them as per operational model to help increase IGR, at least results terminate insults and they are having results.


Herdsmen are a very caring tribes, animal friendly too, if not for them, you people would have been treating goats, sheep and cows as animals don’t have the right of way in the jungle, but no way, they are standing up for animals against humans leading hungry herds just to feed on labors of farmers in your homelands, and you people are shouting, ” ?e kí ?ran ma j?un ní”; in a jungle of no justice?

They are not like Sunday Igboho making noise in cities in the name of rallies, but when they show up in the city at your house garden only God will help you as He did me.


I had reasons to be in Abuja, I didn’t say Abaji, read me clearly, Abuja FCT, and was accommodated in a beautiful duplex in the elitist area of Wuse, overlooking Sheraton hotel. I was in my room when I heard a gun shot, worried though, but felt there should be no need to, because of the presence of the mobile policemen, how wrong I was, a noise followed after some 10 minutes. I became uncomfortable and needed to find out what the issues were. I left my room and went outside towards the garden where the noise was coming from and some Fulani leaders were raging in anger and an associate of my friend who accommodated me was literally prostrating to them, they were breathing fire and brimstone demanding for the policeman who fired the shot. The boasting was out of this world; their “Sheu Garuba”, (they also have a spokesman) said; “I have called the Commissioner of police for FCT, to confirm posting policemen to this garden, I have called the IGP, an explanation must be given for this! I was lost with the daring boldness of private citizen demanding that we should hand the officer of the state who fired the shot to him for punishment. Call it effrontery occasions by impunity? He went further, “who does the owner of the house think he is”? No Governor can dare us”. All these he said through an interpreter to my hearing, I couldn’t bear his intoxication of Buhari’s administration’s nepotism. I respected myself and left him and went to the officer who fired the shot to ask for what really happened, he told me of the consistency of the herdsmen grazing their herds in the garden. 


He said they have had it tough stopping them. But today he asked them to move their herds out of the garden and in the moment of argument a boy made a sound, whatever that meant to the cow, they all turned towards him (the officer). He of course was trying to beat a retreat when he fell down and the rifle discharged and the bullet hit one of the cows on the leg. Herdsmen don’t joke, the cow will need surgery to have the bullet remove. Thank God the idea of the best veterinary center in the world never crossed their mind, we would have been talking in thousands of dollars during negotiations for compensation. Please, avoid herdsmen o, only payments settled the matter. While bandits are collecting ransom for evils against you and not the “state”, herdsmen are getting compensation for grazing their herds on your farm and garden. What a tribal consolidation!


President Muhammadu Buhari, Sir, this was how it started in Igangan, it is now at your backyard. A resolvable crisis was left to fester, the Presidency kept quiet while your people had upper hand, until things went out of hands. Mr President Sir, for fear of reprisal attack which your people are known for, you can only imagine the demand they make for compensation, while they pay nothing for damages done to farms and gardens.


May I appeal to all Nigerians at home an in diaspora, to please, lend their voices to our cry. We are not talking about some remote village on the backside of Osun State but Wuse Zone 3, FCT Abuja, not about a maize farm, but the beautification effort of an individual, we are not talking about an illiterate farmer but an educated and respectable citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! It is about time we rise and be supported by the global communities to tell our President to help us beg his people.


They are not like Kanu and Igboho, dissidents who must not be tolerated for any reasons whatsoever, neither are they like someone who have to travel all the way to Atlanta to perform money alert miracle, but probably still collected offerings in the same meeting. This guys are great, they stay in the forest and “monies” are delivered in Obi Cubana’s mode; CASH! You don’t have to show your phone screen on camera, even Thomas’s had their mouth agape at the sight of “ape ká nu ko”, apology to Professor Ebenezer Obey.


Don’t come here proving the first University in Nigeria is in Ibadan, or that the first TV station in Africa was built in “show sure”. Just keep it to yourself that an Igbo man was the first to buy himself out of slavery to freedom. We are not talking about education and civilization, but native Arabian intelligence of Mansa Musa era with which tribes were subjugated and their territories taken, and no Governor in Nigeria can match Nasir El-Rufai when it comes to subtle advocacy for his tribe, and he is absolutely in support of this position of mine that bandits have never challenged the sovereignty of Nigeria or the authority of Mr President as the Commander In Chief of the Armed forces! So, I don’t want any low I.Q person to come here to say what is not. Just help us beg Mr President and his people to let us be!



Dr. Akinyemi is a Lagos based public affairs commentator.

Eid Celebration: What Emir of Muri tells Fulani terrorists

Eid Celebration: What Emir of Muri tells Fulani terrorists

If he were a Yoruba Oba,  Shehu Garba and Malami would have come after him 


And rightly so.


Emir of Muri

But the man is Fulani/Hausa


He has sworn to eliminate armed herders 


He has give them  a 30 day quit notice. 30 days for all nomadic herders to leave Taraba forests 


I love the man. He didnt mince words


And nobody can call him a bigot.


It will take a righteous and bold  Fulani to contain the menace.


Listen to him :


“Our brothers the Nomadic herdsmen (Bororo) from neighbouring countries, you came to us to allow you stay in our forest. We allowed you because you are our brothers. When you came we welcomed you. We regarded you as fellows Muslims. 


“But the question you must answer is are you Muslims? This is a question we are waiting for you to answer. We deserve to know if you are Muslims.


“If you are one of us (Muslims) and you decide to stay in the forest, only to kidnap us one by one for ransom, you should stop it because your attitude is not acceptable to Allah. 


“But if you are not Muslims, I want to tell you, like we fought the infidels before, we are ready to fight you with all our strength. 


“So I have given you (Bororo) 30 days to leave my emirate. If we see any one of you after the expiration of my ultimatum, we will kill him. I am calling on my subjects to know that and be ready to fight or else I will draw the line. 


“We kill him without asking him what he came to do or ask his name or where he comes from. If we are going to be all killed let it be. If we will all die, let it be. We will not allow bastards come and kidnap our wives, take them to the forest and rape them or commit adultery with them.


“In one of the villages, we have the report of a District Head who is conniving with these criminals. He was arrested and granted bail by the police and the people are watching him. I think such a leader is not supposed to be living among us. Are you crazy to allow such a person to continue to live among you? 


“Listen to me, henceforth any person who is found to be conniving with these criminals, we will go and kill his mother, and other siblings. 


“For the police, we respect you to do your duty. If you arrest any kidnapper and set him free we are not going to accept that. Our armed youths will be directed to go  after  them.


 “There is no way we can not be free in our homes; and worse, we can not sleep with our two eyes closed. I am calling on Ardos (leaders of Fulani) to stop these barbaric acts in my emirate because you all know who are carrying out these criminals activities. 


“I want to reiterate that any kidnapper that is set free by the security will not be spared. All those responsible for maintaining peace in my domain should come together to end the menace or we know what to do. Peace be upon you.”


From the wall of Ugo Egbujo

If he were a Yoruba Oba,  Shehu Garba and Malami would have come after him 


And rightly so.


Emir of Muri

But the man is Fulani/Hausa


He has sworn to eliminate armed herders 


He has give them  a 30 day quit notice. 30 days for all nomadic herders to leave Taraba forests 


I love the man. He didnt mince words


And nobody can call him a bigot.


It will take a righteous and bold  Fulani to contain the menace.


Listen to him :


“Our brothers the Nomadic herdsmen (Bororo) from neighbouring countries, you came to us to allow you stay in our forest. We allowed you because you are our brothers. When you came we welcomed you. We regarded you as fellows Muslims. 


“But the question you must answer is are you Muslims? This is a question we are waiting for you to answer. We deserve to know if you are Muslims.


“If you are one of us (Muslims) and you decide to stay in the forest, only to kidnap us one by one for ransom, you should stop it because your attitude is not acceptable to Allah. 


“But if you are not Muslims, I want to tell you, like we fought the infidels before, we are ready to fight you with all our strength. 


“So I have given you (Bororo) 30 days to leave my emirate. If we see any one of you after the expiration of my ultimatum, we will kill him. I am calling on my subjects to know that and be ready to fight or else I will draw the line. 


“We kill him without asking him what he came to do or ask his name or where he comes from. If we are going to be all killed let it be. If we will all die, let it be. We will not allow bastards come and kidnap our wives, take them to the forest and rape them or commit adultery with them.


“In one of the villages, we have the report of a District Head who is conniving with these criminals. He was arrested and granted bail by the police and the people are watching him. I think such a leader is not supposed to be living among us. Are you crazy to allow such a person to continue to live among you? 


“Listen to me, henceforth any person who is found to be conniving with these criminals, we will go and kill his mother, and other siblings. 


“For the police, we respect you to do your duty. If you arrest any kidnapper and set him free we are not going to accept that. Our armed youths will be directed to go  after  them.


 “There is no way we can not be free in our homes; and worse, we can not sleep with our two eyes closed. I am calling on Ardos (leaders of Fulani) to stop these barbaric acts in my emirate because you all know who are carrying out these criminals activities. 


“I want to reiterate that any kidnapper that is set free by the security will not be spared. All those responsible for maintaining peace in my domain should come together to end the menace or we know what to do. Peace be upon you.”


From the wall of Ugo Egbujo

PRESS RELEASE: OSUN STATE POLICE COMMAND DEBUNKS THE MEDIA REPORT OF A DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY SOLD EIGHTEEN PASSENGERS TO KIDNAPPERS

PRESS RELEASE: OSUN STATE POLICE COMMAND DEBUNKS THE MEDIA REPORT OF A DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY SOLD EIGHTEEN PASSENGERS TO KIDNAPPERS

 Telegraphic: PRESSPOL OSOGBO                    POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE,

      08067788119                                                 Osun State Police Command,

E-mail: [email protected]                              State Headquarters,

In reply please quote…             Osogbo.

                               

Our Ref: AZ: 5650/OSS/PPRD/VOL.10/            Date: 20th July, 2021





PRESS RELEASE


POLICE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT NO.   /2021


OSUN STATE POLICE COMMAND DEBUNKS THE MEDIA REPORT OF A DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY SOLD EIGHTEEN PASSENGERS TO KIDNAPPERS



The attention of Osun State Police Command has been drawn to a news making rounds which read thus: "People of Nigeria. If your relative was missing early this morning 19/07/2021 travelling from Abuja down to Lagos/lbadan (passing through Kabba/Ekiti)a driver had been arrested this evening at Ilesa Ibadan express road with full loading of luggage but the whole of eighteen passengers had been sold to the kidnappers along Ita-Ore road in Ekiti State. Now the driver is in the police custody at Ijamo Ilesa Osun State. Please kindly send this message as received. The plate number of this  bus is KPA116LG Kogi State black color.Thanks"


The Command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state empathically that, there was  no such case reported in Ijamo, nor any other Police Station in Osun State. The news is false and mischievous. What really happened was that, a driver abandoned his good samaritan passengers who offered to rescue some victims at a scene of accident at Efon Alaye on their way from Abuja, and took to hiding with his vehicle at a point near Ilesa. He was however accosted, upon information from Ijamo Policemen by a Police Patrol Team led by DPO Efon Alaye Division.The Driver thereafter was taken to Efon Alaye, the neighbouring Ekiti State Command with the vehicle, being the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred.

Osun State Police Command therefore urges the general public to disregard the news, and wishes to warn against the spread or peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories in future, as such could not only instill fear in the members of the public, but also create unnecessary panic, tension and commotion in the land.


Signed

SP OPALOLA YEMISI OLAWOYIN, mnipr

Police Public Relations Officer

For: Commissioner of Police

                                                                                      Osun State Command, Osogbo

 Telegraphic: PRESSPOL OSOGBO                    POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE,

      08067788119                                                 Osun State Police Command,

E-mail: [email protected]                              State Headquarters,

In reply please quote…             Osogbo.

                               

Our Ref: AZ: 5650/OSS/PPRD/VOL.10/            Date: 20th July, 2021





PRESS RELEASE


POLICE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT NO.   /2021


OSUN STATE POLICE COMMAND DEBUNKS THE MEDIA REPORT OF A DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY SOLD EIGHTEEN PASSENGERS TO KIDNAPPERS



The attention of Osun State Police Command has been drawn to a news making rounds which read thus: "People of Nigeria. If your relative was missing early this morning 19/07/2021 travelling from Abuja down to Lagos/lbadan (passing through Kabba/Ekiti)a driver had been arrested this evening at Ilesa Ibadan express road with full loading of luggage but the whole of eighteen passengers had been sold to the kidnappers along Ita-Ore road in Ekiti State. Now the driver is in the police custody at Ijamo Ilesa Osun State. Please kindly send this message as received. The plate number of this  bus is KPA116LG Kogi State black color.Thanks"


The Command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state empathically that, there was  no such case reported in Ijamo, nor any other Police Station in Osun State. The news is false and mischievous. What really happened was that, a driver abandoned his good samaritan passengers who offered to rescue some victims at a scene of accident at Efon Alaye on their way from Abuja, and took to hiding with his vehicle at a point near Ilesa. He was however accosted, upon information from Ijamo Policemen by a Police Patrol Team led by DPO Efon Alaye Division.The Driver thereafter was taken to Efon Alaye, the neighbouring Ekiti State Command with the vehicle, being the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred.

Osun State Police Command therefore urges the general public to disregard the news, and wishes to warn against the spread or peddling of fake and unconfirmed stories in future, as such could not only instill fear in the members of the public, but also create unnecessary panic, tension and commotion in the land.


Signed

SP OPALOLA YEMISI OLAWOYIN, mnipr

Police Public Relations Officer

For: Commissioner of Police

                                                                                      Osun State Command, Osogbo

A Charade The Nigerian Police Called Parade Of Iniubong's Killer Akpan Uduak

A Charade The Nigerian Police Called Parade Of Iniubong's Killer Akpan Uduak


This morning, I wanted to know why Akpan Uduak who killed an innocent job seeker Iniubong Umoren have not been paraded by the Nigerian Police as they usually do even for alleged suspects who sometimes are not guilty, how much more a self confessed killer and rapist. 


I then decided to call the Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police Mr. Andrew Amiengheme after asking him of the rumour flying around that Uduak is dead he debunked it and jokenly said yes he's "dead" in the social media. I then asked him why is it taking so much time to parade him? he said he'll be paraded later today. 


I then waited patiently for it and at noon the police paraded the ritual "Otokoto" killer alleged to be working with about 4 Akwa Ibom House of Assembly Members, 3 National Assembly members, and 9 pastors, which I am not too surprised knowing fully well the extent these men can go in Nigeria. Akpan was looking so cute, fresh, relaxed, pampered and even wearing a customized Tee Shirt with the inscription "The Mudder Squad".


I was so shocked because the same police that strips, torture and humiliates peaceful protesters now know how to treat a confessed killer with dignity and respect. I watched in disbelief the mockery and prententiousness of the police I became very sad and angry as Akpan began to spew trash which I think was scripted, imagine him saying Ini agreed to have sex with him with condom and later while removing the condom she hit him with a stabilizer and then he took the stabilizer to hit her back in self defense. I was mad.


I also think the journalists that questioned him made a caricature of themselves. One asked him "Were you in love with her? "Why did you remove the condom?" At that point Akpan was trying so hard not to burst into laughter with so much confidence. I am afraid this case will go the way of several others who never got justice. 


The bribale police is extremely corrupt and they work for the criminal ruling class and the rich thieves to get away with anything. The legal system is worst because they pervert justice. In Nigeria everything is rigged against the "poor and nobodies.


After graduating from University of Uyo, all Iniubong Umoren wanted was to get a job and take care of her siblings as they are orphans. I am tired. May her soul rest in peace.


Isaac Obasi

Lagos.


This morning, I wanted to know why Akpan Uduak who killed an innocent job seeker Iniubong Umoren have not been paraded by the Nigerian Police as they usually do even for alleged suspects who sometimes are not guilty, how much more a self confessed killer and rapist. 


I then decided to call the Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police Mr. Andrew Amiengheme after asking him of the rumour flying around that Uduak is dead he debunked it and jokenly said yes he's "dead" in the social media. I then asked him why is it taking so much time to parade him? he said he'll be paraded later today. 


I then waited patiently for it and at noon the police paraded the ritual "Otokoto" killer alleged to be working with about 4 Akwa Ibom House of Assembly Members, 3 National Assembly members, and 9 pastors, which I am not too surprised knowing fully well the extent these men can go in Nigeria. Akpan was looking so cute, fresh, relaxed, pampered and even wearing a customized Tee Shirt with the inscription "The Mudder Squad".


I was so shocked because the same police that strips, torture and humiliates peaceful protesters now know how to treat a confessed killer with dignity and respect. I watched in disbelief the mockery and prententiousness of the police I became very sad and angry as Akpan began to spew trash which I think was scripted, imagine him saying Ini agreed to have sex with him with condom and later while removing the condom she hit him with a stabilizer and then he took the stabilizer to hit her back in self defense. I was mad.


I also think the journalists that questioned him made a caricature of themselves. One asked him "Were you in love with her? "Why did you remove the condom?" At that point Akpan was trying so hard not to burst into laughter with so much confidence. I am afraid this case will go the way of several others who never got justice. 


The bribale police is extremely corrupt and they work for the criminal ruling class and the rich thieves to get away with anything. The legal system is worst because they pervert justice. In Nigeria everything is rigged against the "poor and nobodies.


After graduating from University of Uyo, all Iniubong Umoren wanted was to get a job and take care of her siblings as they are orphans. I am tired. May her soul rest in peace.


Isaac Obasi

Lagos.

MINDBLOWING INVESTIGATION - Murder in Uyo: Who Killed Hiny Umoren?

MINDBLOWING INVESTIGATION - Murder in Uyo: Who Killed Hiny Umoren?

By David Hundeyin


On Friday April 29, a 26 year-old lady set out around 1PM to attend a job interview in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Having recently completed her university program despite losing both parents, she was looking for a way to support herself before being called up for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program.


Instead of a job interview and hope for the future however, what she would actually encounter on that day would become one of the most shocking stories to ever emerge from Nigeria.


Iniobong “Hiny” Umoren became the subject of a desperate nationwide search led by Nigerian Twitter users after her friend Umoh Uduak put out an urgent appeal. She was eventually found, but unfortunately the worst had already happened. The police would later confirm that she was found dead, having been raped, murdered and then buried in a shallow grave.


In the wake of a crowdsourced social media sleuthing campaign which uncovered his identity, a primary suspect Frank Uduak Ezekiel Akpan was also arrested.


 

In a manner completely uncharacteristic of Nigeria’s elephant-paced justice system, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command rapidly announced that it had extracted a confession from Akpan, and even identified his motive – he was a serial rapist and serial killer acting alone. End of story and job done.


Police statement on Hiny Umoren case

Naturally, this neat explanation did not satisfy many, who felt that Akpan could not have acted alone, and that the police might be involved in some kind of a cover up to protect powerful people potentially implicated. Rumours also began swirling about Hiny’s family receiving death threats, and the suspect allegedly boasting about being well-connected.


Beyond the whispers however, there has been precious little to substantiate the idea that stringing up Frank Akpan alone would not represent any kind of justice for Hiny Umoren. Sources willing to speak up and provide information about this case have generally not been forthcoming.


Until now.


Game Changing Information

Every telephone conversation made via a GSM telephone line has a permanent record with the mobile service provider, which by law cannot be tampered with or erased. The information captured can vary, but it always includes the following elements: the date and time the interaction was initiated; the type of interaction (voice or SMS); the length of the interaction; the number initiating the interaction; the number receiving the interaction and the location of the closest cell towers to both parties.


Some networks also record the actual conversation (voice note), and depending on the type of signal band and mobile device, it is even possible to capture the exact location of both parties, accurate to within a few metres. Anyone who can get their hands on the call data from Frank Akpan’s line would very quickly be able to establish whether he was in fact acting alone – which is where my source came in handy.


 

Understandably, this information is meant to be impossible to access without law enforcement authorisation. With this in mind, I have taken the extra precaution of reproducing it manually via a spreadsheet, so as to protect my source by removing all possible identifying information. Over the course of several hours last week, I pored over several days worth of leaked call data from Frank Akpan’s mobile provider to make sense of the situation.


What will be presented in this story is the closest thing that exists to objective evidence that:


1.) Frank Akpan is being used to take the fall for much bigger fish involved in Hiny Umoren’s murder; and


 

2.) While Frank Akpan is certainly the primary suspect and was directly involved in the murder, there are other participants in the murder still walking free, while the Akwa Ibom Police Command intentionally bungles what should be an open and shut investigation.


Who is Frank Akpan?

Apart from a few tidbits pieced together from social media accounts about him, very little is known about Frank Akpan the primary suspect. The timeline to his arrest begins late in the afternoon on April 29, when Umoh puts out Hiny’s number hoping someone will be able to track down her friend’s location.


The mention of “Frank Akpan” as a central figure in this story begins with this tweet from Umoh which identifies the owner of the Airtel number +2348127530092 as the person who invited Hiny for the supposed interview.


A quick check with Truecaller brings up the name “Ezekiel Akpan.” Curiously, the occupation tag on this person’s Truecaller profile reads “Political.” It is important to bear in mind that Truecaller fills an individual’s ‘name’ and ‘occupation’ fields by pulling high quality data from several sources including Facebook profile information and analysis of the individual’s Facebook friend networks – so this tiny detail will become significant later on.


Shortly after finding himself under instant national scrutiny following Umoh’s tweet, Akpan then attempts to throw the public off the scent with the Facebook post below. In so doing, he inadvertently confirms that the telephone number in question is actually his, thereby proving that “Uduak Frank Akpan” and “Ezekiel Akpan” are the same person.


Shortly thereafter, he deactivates his Facebook profile and seemingly goes silent until the Akwa Ibom State Police Command issues a statement 3 days later, confirming his arrest and effectively pronouncing him guilty of the crime as a sole suspect.


Frank Uduak Ezekiel Akpan

So far, based on the version of the story that is in official circulation, there is only Frank Akpan and the unfortunate Hiny Umoren. The police have declared him a serial rapist – and hence a single actor. Officially, the issue is over and there is nothing more to see here. It was just a horrible monster and a woman who unfortunately fell victim under the most heartbreaking circumstances.


The only counter-story so far boils down to a few unsubstantiated social media rumours that cannot stand in court, plus what would otherwise be compelling evidence from Akpan’s crime scene, which unfortunately has now been contaminated and rendered all but useless for the purpose of a criminal investigation.


By deliberate malfeasance or by incompetence, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has allowed key evidence from Akpan’s hideout potentially pointing to a larger conspiracy, to be trampled underfoot by hundreds of curious onlookers and social media content creators. In so doing, the evidence to build a case for anything other than a standalone Frank Akpan conviction has been destroyed or rendered inadmissible.


There is however, one type of evidence that cannot be physically destroyed or tampered with in any way. This evidence has a permanent digital record which sits in cloud storage away from the incompetence or malfeasance of the Nigeria Police Force, and what it shows without a shadow of doubt is that Frank Akpan did not act alone.


 

Organ trafficking to feed the international donor organ black market? Ritual killings on behalf of politicians involved in occultic practices?


Let’s find out.


Leaked Network Records: The Smoking Gun

To properly understand and contextualise the data that you are about to see below, a little explainer is in order. As mentioned earlier, the 6 categories of telephone interaction data always recorded by service providers are call date and time, originating number, receiving number, type of interaction (call or SMS), length of interaction (in seconds) and the originating/receiving cell tower.


Every cell tower on earth has a unique location code written in this format: MCC (Mobile Country Code)-MNC (Mobile Network Code)-LAC (Location Area Code)-CellID. Nigeria’s mobile country code is 621, and its 4 largest network providers MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile have the respective MNCs 30, 50, 20 and 60. Using this information alongside the LAC and CellID provided in the call records below, you can pinpoint the exact cell tower closest to where the call in question was made or received.


 

For example, if the given MCC is 621, the MNC is 20 (Airtel), the LAC is 00784, and the CellID is 20565, you can put this information into free public access cell site locators like cell2gps.com and the result will be a cell tower site in Uyo at the junction of Ikot-Ekpene road and Ikpa Road.


This is actual cell site data from a call made by Frank Akpan at 6.50PM on April 29, 2021

That being said, it is time to examine the leaked call record data and draw our conclusions. First, here is data I extracted from what my source provided, showing the significant parts of Frank Akpan’s call and SMS history on the day Hiny Umoren was murdered.


For ease of understanding, I ran all the numbers through Truecaller and put the names in brackets next to them

Around 1.17PM on April 29, Frank Akpan placed a call to Hiny Umoren, which lasted for 124 seconds. It is fair to extrapolate that this was a call where he gave directions to her regarding where she should go for the purported interview. At 1.21PM, he then placed a call to a Blessing Godwin, which lasted 147 seconds. Was he chatting up another potential victim of the same job interview snare? It is impossible to say for now.


At 3:38PM, Hiny Umoren then placed a call to Frank Akpan lasting for 106 seconds. If you compare the cell tower data here to that of his previous phone calls, it is clear that he was already at the supposed venue waiting for her because the tower location does not change. It is safe to assume that she was calling to tell him that she had arrived for her interview. Save for a 2-second WhatsApp voice note which Hiny later managed to send to Umoh, this call was probably the last time anyone ever heard Hiny Umoren alive again.


Around 6.15PM, almost 3 hours after Hiny Umoren arrived at his lair, Frank Akpan then placed a call to an unknown number. The call records clearly show +2348127530092 – Frank Akpan’s known public number – making repeated contact between 6.15PM and 6.50PM with +2348122386922, an unknown number which brings up no details on Truecaller or Facebook. For reference, if a mobile number pulls up no Truecaller, Facebook or social media results whatsoever, this could either mean that it is used on a non-internet-enabled feature phone (a so-called ‘burner’ phone), or that the owner is extremely intentional about having no digital footprint linked to that number.


Incidentally, this was also around the time when the Twitter hashtag #FindHinyUmoren had already led Twitter sleuths to uncover Frank Akpan’s identity, leading to his amateur attempt at misdirection referenced earlier. In the middle of a clear and obvious crisis moment, why was Frank Akpan repeatedly trying to establish contact with this unknown number with no digital footprint? The answer could lie in some data I extracted from a different set of call records showing Frank Akpan’s contact with this number in the days and weeks before Hiny Umoren was murdered.


This unknown person contacted Frank Akpan no fewer than 12 times between April 4 and April 27

Was this a regular buyer or facilitator of whatever gruesome trade Frank Akpan was involved in? Was Frank calling him for help after an unexpected social media campaign suddenly exposed him and put their entire business operation at risk? Why was this the first number that Frank called immediately after raping and murdering a young woman? We do not know the answers to these questions, but there is at least one person other than Frank Akpan himself who can probably tell us.


The “Senior Forestry Officer”

It is April 30, 2021, and Frank Akpan has become a nationwide hate figure on social media. His involvement in Hiny Umoren’s disappearance is public knowledge at this point, and time is running out for him. He needs friends and allies to protect him – and fast. His name and picture are doing the rounds on social media, and in a city like Uyo, it will not be long before someone recognises him and he finds himself subjected to Nigerian street justice.


Between 10.27Am and 10.44AM, he places 3 phone calls to a Francisca Bassey Akpan – presumably a family member who is willing to help him. Francisca is in Calabar when she receives the calls, and she is using a smartphone in a location with high network capacity, which means the network is able to record her location while receiving Frank’s calls to within a few metres of accuracy.


At 10.55AM, Francisca calls Frank back. Only they and the mobile network know what is said during this 51-second conversation. My source balked at the idea of obtaining customer voice notes because that would simply be a bridge too far, even for the sake of solving a brutal murder. Just getting this much information to me is already breaking multiple in-house rules and NCC codes, so they understandably did not want to push their luck.


At 4.32PM on April 30, Frank then makes one of the most most interesting phone calls in this entire story. Truecaller pulls up the details of the recipient of the phone call with the number +2348032939326 – one “Kufre Effiong.” Unlike the other people Frank has been known to associate with, Kufre Effiong appears to be from a different world. He is significantly older than Frank and as his location details show, he lives in the swanky part of town. Who is this guy?


Their conversation lasts for just 31 seconds and presumably ends with Kufre hanging up. Frank’s phone rings almost immediately at 4.34PM. The caller is +2348038967819 and this conversation lasts decidedly longer than the last one – almost 4 minutes. Who is the owner of this number that has so much to talk about with someone who is probably Nigeria’s most wanted man at the moment? Truecaller answers once again.


Kufre Effiong is an older, wealthier looking man who apparently spends his time in the upscale Ewet Estate while Frank Akpan rapes and murders young women in uncompleted buildings somewhere across town. What could these two possibly have in common that brings them together? Interestingly, if you compare the location data from both calls, it is clear that both men have in fact met physically at a certain 58G, Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo. Frank is probably outside the building talking to this older, wiser man on the phone and hoping to get some help from him.


More on 58G, Ewet Housing Estate later.


Who exactly is Kufre Effiong? I eventually found the answer after scrolling through dozens, maybe hundreds of social media profiles with that exact name. Mr Effiong as it turns out, is something of a big fish in Niger Delta civil service circles.


Source: Facebook


Source: LinkedIn

Now back to the address where both men met. Plot 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate is home to the Uyo branch office of a medical NGO called the Center for Clinical Care and Research (CCCR Nigeria).


Founded in 2010 by an all-star list of accomplished Nigerian-American doctors, CCCR carries out medical outreach programs in underserved areas of Nigeria and promotes medical best practices using a fusion of global best practices and local healthcare delivery models. Or at least it used to, because as far as it is possible to tell, its social media pages have had no activity whatsoever since 2017. A scan of news stories since 2017 using the keywords “CCCR Nigeria” and “Center for Clinical Care and Research Nigeria” turns up nothing. To all intents and purposes, this is a ghost NGO.


Source: Facebook

And yet, at least if Google is to be believed, its Uyo branch office at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate still opens at 8.30AM everyday and closes at 5PM. This exact address also happens to be where Kufre Effiong made and received calls from Frank Akpan, who also physically met him there 24 hours after raping and murdering Hiny Umoren. This leaves open two possibilities.


The first is that the Uyo Branch office of an organisation which specifically offers “supply chain management of health commodities” may have been commandeered by an illegal organ trafficking ring to feed the booming global black market organ trade. At the lower end of the operation would be Frank Akpan who would specialise in rape and murder of defenceless women so as to harvest their organs for onward delivery to those in charge of the operation.


Black market value of human organs | Source: Gizmodo

The second possibility is more prosaic, but no less horrific. Due to the convoluted house numbering system in Uyo, the property labeled as 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate is also recognised on most digital maps as Plot S.9, Unit G, Ewet Housing Estate. That address is also home to Davok Suites, which is a popular upmarket hotel in Uyo favoured by high profile guests including the Cameroon national team.


Source: Hotels.com

This would be the ideal location for a trusted associate of a politician – say, a senior civil servant – to lay his head while running a clandestine errand for his boss. An errand such as sourcing human parts for use in a ritual sacrifice ahead of the upcoming election season, for example. Whatever it is that happened or is happening at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate – and for whose benefit – is a question only Kufre Effiong can answer. Cavernous as this story has become, there is still one more twist.


Hiny Umoren’s Murder – A Police Cover Up In Progress

At the outset, I referenced a press release from the Akwa Ibom State Command on May 2 patting themselves on the back for arresting Frank Akpan and solving a huge criminal conspiracy in 5 minutes by pinning everything on him. One of the names singled out for praise in the press release for his alleged role in apprehending Frank Akpan was a certain SP Samuel Ezeugo.


On April 30, at 4.40PM, Frank Akpan placed a call to someone with the number +2348034386086.


Second from bottom

At this point, I trust it will not shock you to know that when I ran this number through Truecaller, the name that came up was none other than…


The one and the same.

In other words, while the Akwa Ibom Police Command is releasing statements claiming to be solving a crime by arresting a suspect, the suspect was actually making telephone calls to one of the police officers who would later “arrest” him, and speaking to him for a minute and a half. What were they talking about? Perhaps Frank Akpan – who was still at large at the time – was giving SP Ezeugo instructions for how to apprehend him nicely?


Even more conveniently, Akpan placed the call to SP Ezeugo less than a minute after receiving a text message from Kufre Effiong. While still physically located at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate.


 

In other words, the senior civil servant working at the Niger Delta Ministry probably sent SP Ezeugo’s phone number to Akpan via SMS, with instructions to call him and let him “handle” it.


And most tellingly of all, SP Ezeugo’s cell tower location data indicates that while all this was happening, he was in close range of a cell tower near the entrance of Ewet Housing Estate. Presumably, on his way to meet oga.


Take note of the cell tower’s location next to General Edet Akpan Avenue


For comparison, look at Ewet Housing Estate vis-a-vis General Edet Akpan Avenue

So putting the entire picture together, we have what appears to be a well-connected criminal gang in Akwa Ibom with links to the police and the Federal Ministry of the Niger Delta, which specialises in sourcing human organs either for the purpose of selling to the international black market or to service local politicians who believe in ritual human sacrifice.


By the accident of targeting someone with significant social media capital, the existence of this organisation is threatened, and so the Akwa Ibom Police Command is allegedly being used to actively bungle and mishandle the case.


 

Finding the individual who owns the telephone number +2348122386922 is central to unraveling the mystery of why Iniobong Umoren had to die, how many more like her have died in the past, and most importantly, who are the big fish behind the entire operation. Exactly what is going on at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate is another key question that must be answered.


If Frank AKpan won’t talk, maybe Kufre Effiong can tell us.


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By David Hundeyin


On Friday April 29, a 26 year-old lady set out around 1PM to attend a job interview in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Having recently completed her university program despite losing both parents, she was looking for a way to support herself before being called up for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program.


Instead of a job interview and hope for the future however, what she would actually encounter on that day would become one of the most shocking stories to ever emerge from Nigeria.


Iniobong “Hiny” Umoren became the subject of a desperate nationwide search led by Nigerian Twitter users after her friend Umoh Uduak put out an urgent appeal. She was eventually found, but unfortunately the worst had already happened. The police would later confirm that she was found dead, having been raped, murdered and then buried in a shallow grave.


In the wake of a crowdsourced social media sleuthing campaign which uncovered his identity, a primary suspect Frank Uduak Ezekiel Akpan was also arrested.


 

In a manner completely uncharacteristic of Nigeria’s elephant-paced justice system, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command rapidly announced that it had extracted a confession from Akpan, and even identified his motive – he was a serial rapist and serial killer acting alone. End of story and job done.


Police statement on Hiny Umoren case

Naturally, this neat explanation did not satisfy many, who felt that Akpan could not have acted alone, and that the police might be involved in some kind of a cover up to protect powerful people potentially implicated. Rumours also began swirling about Hiny’s family receiving death threats, and the suspect allegedly boasting about being well-connected.


Beyond the whispers however, there has been precious little to substantiate the idea that stringing up Frank Akpan alone would not represent any kind of justice for Hiny Umoren. Sources willing to speak up and provide information about this case have generally not been forthcoming.


Until now.


Game Changing Information

Every telephone conversation made via a GSM telephone line has a permanent record with the mobile service provider, which by law cannot be tampered with or erased. The information captured can vary, but it always includes the following elements: the date and time the interaction was initiated; the type of interaction (voice or SMS); the length of the interaction; the number initiating the interaction; the number receiving the interaction and the location of the closest cell towers to both parties.


Some networks also record the actual conversation (voice note), and depending on the type of signal band and mobile device, it is even possible to capture the exact location of both parties, accurate to within a few metres. Anyone who can get their hands on the call data from Frank Akpan’s line would very quickly be able to establish whether he was in fact acting alone – which is where my source came in handy.


 

Understandably, this information is meant to be impossible to access without law enforcement authorisation. With this in mind, I have taken the extra precaution of reproducing it manually via a spreadsheet, so as to protect my source by removing all possible identifying information. Over the course of several hours last week, I pored over several days worth of leaked call data from Frank Akpan’s mobile provider to make sense of the situation.


What will be presented in this story is the closest thing that exists to objective evidence that:


1.) Frank Akpan is being used to take the fall for much bigger fish involved in Hiny Umoren’s murder; and


 

2.) While Frank Akpan is certainly the primary suspect and was directly involved in the murder, there are other participants in the murder still walking free, while the Akwa Ibom Police Command intentionally bungles what should be an open and shut investigation.


Who is Frank Akpan?

Apart from a few tidbits pieced together from social media accounts about him, very little is known about Frank Akpan the primary suspect. The timeline to his arrest begins late in the afternoon on April 29, when Umoh puts out Hiny’s number hoping someone will be able to track down her friend’s location.


The mention of “Frank Akpan” as a central figure in this story begins with this tweet from Umoh which identifies the owner of the Airtel number +2348127530092 as the person who invited Hiny for the supposed interview.


A quick check with Truecaller brings up the name “Ezekiel Akpan.” Curiously, the occupation tag on this person’s Truecaller profile reads “Political.” It is important to bear in mind that Truecaller fills an individual’s ‘name’ and ‘occupation’ fields by pulling high quality data from several sources including Facebook profile information and analysis of the individual’s Facebook friend networks – so this tiny detail will become significant later on.


Shortly after finding himself under instant national scrutiny following Umoh’s tweet, Akpan then attempts to throw the public off the scent with the Facebook post below. In so doing, he inadvertently confirms that the telephone number in question is actually his, thereby proving that “Uduak Frank Akpan” and “Ezekiel Akpan” are the same person.


Shortly thereafter, he deactivates his Facebook profile and seemingly goes silent until the Akwa Ibom State Police Command issues a statement 3 days later, confirming his arrest and effectively pronouncing him guilty of the crime as a sole suspect.


Frank Uduak Ezekiel Akpan

So far, based on the version of the story that is in official circulation, there is only Frank Akpan and the unfortunate Hiny Umoren. The police have declared him a serial rapist – and hence a single actor. Officially, the issue is over and there is nothing more to see here. It was just a horrible monster and a woman who unfortunately fell victim under the most heartbreaking circumstances.


The only counter-story so far boils down to a few unsubstantiated social media rumours that cannot stand in court, plus what would otherwise be compelling evidence from Akpan’s crime scene, which unfortunately has now been contaminated and rendered all but useless for the purpose of a criminal investigation.


By deliberate malfeasance or by incompetence, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has allowed key evidence from Akpan’s hideout potentially pointing to a larger conspiracy, to be trampled underfoot by hundreds of curious onlookers and social media content creators. In so doing, the evidence to build a case for anything other than a standalone Frank Akpan conviction has been destroyed or rendered inadmissible.


There is however, one type of evidence that cannot be physically destroyed or tampered with in any way. This evidence has a permanent digital record which sits in cloud storage away from the incompetence or malfeasance of the Nigeria Police Force, and what it shows without a shadow of doubt is that Frank Akpan did not act alone.


 

Organ trafficking to feed the international donor organ black market? Ritual killings on behalf of politicians involved in occultic practices?


Let’s find out.


Leaked Network Records: The Smoking Gun

To properly understand and contextualise the data that you are about to see below, a little explainer is in order. As mentioned earlier, the 6 categories of telephone interaction data always recorded by service providers are call date and time, originating number, receiving number, type of interaction (call or SMS), length of interaction (in seconds) and the originating/receiving cell tower.


Every cell tower on earth has a unique location code written in this format: MCC (Mobile Country Code)-MNC (Mobile Network Code)-LAC (Location Area Code)-CellID. Nigeria’s mobile country code is 621, and its 4 largest network providers MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile have the respective MNCs 30, 50, 20 and 60. Using this information alongside the LAC and CellID provided in the call records below, you can pinpoint the exact cell tower closest to where the call in question was made or received.


 

For example, if the given MCC is 621, the MNC is 20 (Airtel), the LAC is 00784, and the CellID is 20565, you can put this information into free public access cell site locators like cell2gps.com and the result will be a cell tower site in Uyo at the junction of Ikot-Ekpene road and Ikpa Road.


This is actual cell site data from a call made by Frank Akpan at 6.50PM on April 29, 2021

That being said, it is time to examine the leaked call record data and draw our conclusions. First, here is data I extracted from what my source provided, showing the significant parts of Frank Akpan’s call and SMS history on the day Hiny Umoren was murdered.


For ease of understanding, I ran all the numbers through Truecaller and put the names in brackets next to them

Around 1.17PM on April 29, Frank Akpan placed a call to Hiny Umoren, which lasted for 124 seconds. It is fair to extrapolate that this was a call where he gave directions to her regarding where she should go for the purported interview. At 1.21PM, he then placed a call to a Blessing Godwin, which lasted 147 seconds. Was he chatting up another potential victim of the same job interview snare? It is impossible to say for now.


At 3:38PM, Hiny Umoren then placed a call to Frank Akpan lasting for 106 seconds. If you compare the cell tower data here to that of his previous phone calls, it is clear that he was already at the supposed venue waiting for her because the tower location does not change. It is safe to assume that she was calling to tell him that she had arrived for her interview. Save for a 2-second WhatsApp voice note which Hiny later managed to send to Umoh, this call was probably the last time anyone ever heard Hiny Umoren alive again.


Around 6.15PM, almost 3 hours after Hiny Umoren arrived at his lair, Frank Akpan then placed a call to an unknown number. The call records clearly show +2348127530092 – Frank Akpan’s known public number – making repeated contact between 6.15PM and 6.50PM with +2348122386922, an unknown number which brings up no details on Truecaller or Facebook. For reference, if a mobile number pulls up no Truecaller, Facebook or social media results whatsoever, this could either mean that it is used on a non-internet-enabled feature phone (a so-called ‘burner’ phone), or that the owner is extremely intentional about having no digital footprint linked to that number.


Incidentally, this was also around the time when the Twitter hashtag #FindHinyUmoren had already led Twitter sleuths to uncover Frank Akpan’s identity, leading to his amateur attempt at misdirection referenced earlier. In the middle of a clear and obvious crisis moment, why was Frank Akpan repeatedly trying to establish contact with this unknown number with no digital footprint? The answer could lie in some data I extracted from a different set of call records showing Frank Akpan’s contact with this number in the days and weeks before Hiny Umoren was murdered.


This unknown person contacted Frank Akpan no fewer than 12 times between April 4 and April 27

Was this a regular buyer or facilitator of whatever gruesome trade Frank Akpan was involved in? Was Frank calling him for help after an unexpected social media campaign suddenly exposed him and put their entire business operation at risk? Why was this the first number that Frank called immediately after raping and murdering a young woman? We do not know the answers to these questions, but there is at least one person other than Frank Akpan himself who can probably tell us.


The “Senior Forestry Officer”

It is April 30, 2021, and Frank Akpan has become a nationwide hate figure on social media. His involvement in Hiny Umoren’s disappearance is public knowledge at this point, and time is running out for him. He needs friends and allies to protect him – and fast. His name and picture are doing the rounds on social media, and in a city like Uyo, it will not be long before someone recognises him and he finds himself subjected to Nigerian street justice.


Between 10.27Am and 10.44AM, he places 3 phone calls to a Francisca Bassey Akpan – presumably a family member who is willing to help him. Francisca is in Calabar when she receives the calls, and she is using a smartphone in a location with high network capacity, which means the network is able to record her location while receiving Frank’s calls to within a few metres of accuracy.


At 10.55AM, Francisca calls Frank back. Only they and the mobile network know what is said during this 51-second conversation. My source balked at the idea of obtaining customer voice notes because that would simply be a bridge too far, even for the sake of solving a brutal murder. Just getting this much information to me is already breaking multiple in-house rules and NCC codes, so they understandably did not want to push their luck.


At 4.32PM on April 30, Frank then makes one of the most most interesting phone calls in this entire story. Truecaller pulls up the details of the recipient of the phone call with the number +2348032939326 – one “Kufre Effiong.” Unlike the other people Frank has been known to associate with, Kufre Effiong appears to be from a different world. He is significantly older than Frank and as his location details show, he lives in the swanky part of town. Who is this guy?


Their conversation lasts for just 31 seconds and presumably ends with Kufre hanging up. Frank’s phone rings almost immediately at 4.34PM. The caller is +2348038967819 and this conversation lasts decidedly longer than the last one – almost 4 minutes. Who is the owner of this number that has so much to talk about with someone who is probably Nigeria’s most wanted man at the moment? Truecaller answers once again.


Kufre Effiong is an older, wealthier looking man who apparently spends his time in the upscale Ewet Estate while Frank Akpan rapes and murders young women in uncompleted buildings somewhere across town. What could these two possibly have in common that brings them together? Interestingly, if you compare the location data from both calls, it is clear that both men have in fact met physically at a certain 58G, Ewet Housing Estate in Uyo. Frank is probably outside the building talking to this older, wiser man on the phone and hoping to get some help from him.


More on 58G, Ewet Housing Estate later.


Who exactly is Kufre Effiong? I eventually found the answer after scrolling through dozens, maybe hundreds of social media profiles with that exact name. Mr Effiong as it turns out, is something of a big fish in Niger Delta civil service circles.


Source: Facebook


Source: LinkedIn

Now back to the address where both men met. Plot 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate is home to the Uyo branch office of a medical NGO called the Center for Clinical Care and Research (CCCR Nigeria).


Founded in 2010 by an all-star list of accomplished Nigerian-American doctors, CCCR carries out medical outreach programs in underserved areas of Nigeria and promotes medical best practices using a fusion of global best practices and local healthcare delivery models. Or at least it used to, because as far as it is possible to tell, its social media pages have had no activity whatsoever since 2017. A scan of news stories since 2017 using the keywords “CCCR Nigeria” and “Center for Clinical Care and Research Nigeria” turns up nothing. To all intents and purposes, this is a ghost NGO.


Source: Facebook

And yet, at least if Google is to be believed, its Uyo branch office at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate still opens at 8.30AM everyday and closes at 5PM. This exact address also happens to be where Kufre Effiong made and received calls from Frank Akpan, who also physically met him there 24 hours after raping and murdering Hiny Umoren. This leaves open two possibilities.


The first is that the Uyo Branch office of an organisation which specifically offers “supply chain management of health commodities” may have been commandeered by an illegal organ trafficking ring to feed the booming global black market organ trade. At the lower end of the operation would be Frank Akpan who would specialise in rape and murder of defenceless women so as to harvest their organs for onward delivery to those in charge of the operation.


Black market value of human organs | Source: Gizmodo

The second possibility is more prosaic, but no less horrific. Due to the convoluted house numbering system in Uyo, the property labeled as 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate is also recognised on most digital maps as Plot S.9, Unit G, Ewet Housing Estate. That address is also home to Davok Suites, which is a popular upmarket hotel in Uyo favoured by high profile guests including the Cameroon national team.


Source: Hotels.com

This would be the ideal location for a trusted associate of a politician – say, a senior civil servant – to lay his head while running a clandestine errand for his boss. An errand such as sourcing human parts for use in a ritual sacrifice ahead of the upcoming election season, for example. Whatever it is that happened or is happening at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate – and for whose benefit – is a question only Kufre Effiong can answer. Cavernous as this story has become, there is still one more twist.


Hiny Umoren’s Murder – A Police Cover Up In Progress

At the outset, I referenced a press release from the Akwa Ibom State Command on May 2 patting themselves on the back for arresting Frank Akpan and solving a huge criminal conspiracy in 5 minutes by pinning everything on him. One of the names singled out for praise in the press release for his alleged role in apprehending Frank Akpan was a certain SP Samuel Ezeugo.


On April 30, at 4.40PM, Frank Akpan placed a call to someone with the number +2348034386086.


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At this point, I trust it will not shock you to know that when I ran this number through Truecaller, the name that came up was none other than…


The one and the same.

In other words, while the Akwa Ibom Police Command is releasing statements claiming to be solving a crime by arresting a suspect, the suspect was actually making telephone calls to one of the police officers who would later “arrest” him, and speaking to him for a minute and a half. What were they talking about? Perhaps Frank Akpan – who was still at large at the time – was giving SP Ezeugo instructions for how to apprehend him nicely?


Even more conveniently, Akpan placed the call to SP Ezeugo less than a minute after receiving a text message from Kufre Effiong. While still physically located at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate.


 

In other words, the senior civil servant working at the Niger Delta Ministry probably sent SP Ezeugo’s phone number to Akpan via SMS, with instructions to call him and let him “handle” it.


And most tellingly of all, SP Ezeugo’s cell tower location data indicates that while all this was happening, he was in close range of a cell tower near the entrance of Ewet Housing Estate. Presumably, on his way to meet oga.


Take note of the cell tower’s location next to General Edet Akpan Avenue


For comparison, look at Ewet Housing Estate vis-a-vis General Edet Akpan Avenue

So putting the entire picture together, we have what appears to be a well-connected criminal gang in Akwa Ibom with links to the police and the Federal Ministry of the Niger Delta, which specialises in sourcing human organs either for the purpose of selling to the international black market or to service local politicians who believe in ritual human sacrifice.


By the accident of targeting someone with significant social media capital, the existence of this organisation is threatened, and so the Akwa Ibom Police Command is allegedly being used to actively bungle and mishandle the case.


 

Finding the individual who owns the telephone number +2348122386922 is central to unraveling the mystery of why Iniobong Umoren had to die, how many more like her have died in the past, and most importantly, who are the big fish behind the entire operation. Exactly what is going on at 58, G Unit, Ewet Housing Estate is another key question that must be answered.


If Frank AKpan won’t talk, maybe Kufre Effiong can tell us.


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AND THE CHILD DIED!

AND THE CHILD DIED!

 *To all Parents and Guidance*


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I am sure a number of us have been following the story of the six-year-old boy who was murdered in Kano state on Sunday.


 The child was kidnapped from Kaduna state and taken to Kano where they murdered him after collecting one million naira ransom from his parents.


So pathetic! Is it not? 


But more worrisome are the circumstances surrounding the death of that innocent child.


• The chief suspect among the kidnappers is a neighbor of the late boy’s family.


• This chief suspect sent the boy on an errand to a destination where his partners in crime were already waiting for the innocent child.


• The child went on the errand without telling his parents where he was going to.


• According to the report, the suspects who committed this heinous crime were people who the father of the deceased used to help.


• They killed the boy, even after collecting a ransom from his parents because they were afraid that he might reveal their identity. In other words, the boy knew them.


 *Matters arising:* 


• I will never get tired of warning parents not to trust anybody totally with their child. Teach your children to love and respect everybody but be careful and on alert while relating with people outside their home. Even at home, extended family member, in-laws, domestic servants and family friends should not be trusted, unless tested and proven to be genuine.


• Your child should not be sent on an errand by anybody without your consent. And don’t just give your consent without knowing where they are being sent to. Community life is no longer what it used to be, therefore, be very careful with the people you call friends and/or neighbours.



• Stop the idea of making your child an errand boy/girl to everybody in your neighbourhood. Many children have been sexually molested through that, some were knocked down by a vehicle, while very unfortunate ones like this boy lost their lives.


• For crying out loud, I don’t know why someone should send a six year old child on errand outside the compound where they live. Please don’t allow that, it is not right. 



• If trying to protect your child will earn you bad names from your friends and neighbours, I will suggest that you better answer the bad name than lose your child.


• Understand that no other person can take care of your child the way you do. Therefore, never assume that somebody somewhere is there on your behalf for your children.


• Teach your children to say NO if anybody, no matter who, makes unpleasant demands from them. I talked about this in my new book “The Menace of Pedophiles”. Many children who fall victim to pedophiles were not able to say no when they needed to do so.


• The wave of kidnapping is so high now; sleep with one eye closed while the other eye watches your family members. I don’t know whether you are still comfortable with engaging the services of commercial bike or tricycle riders to take your child to and from school. If I were you, I will stop now.


I rest my case for now.


 May God comfort the family of that innocent child and give them the fortitude to bear their loss. 


 *Shalom!* 


 *©️ Ijeoma Igwesi* 

 *Family Life (Parenting) Coach* 

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 *To all Parents and Guidance*


A profile picture

I am sure a number of us have been following the story of the six-year-old boy who was murdered in Kano state on Sunday.


 The child was kidnapped from Kaduna state and taken to Kano where they murdered him after collecting one million naira ransom from his parents.


So pathetic! Is it not? 


But more worrisome are the circumstances surrounding the death of that innocent child.


• The chief suspect among the kidnappers is a neighbor of the late boy’s family.


• This chief suspect sent the boy on an errand to a destination where his partners in crime were already waiting for the innocent child.


• The child went on the errand without telling his parents where he was going to.


• According to the report, the suspects who committed this heinous crime were people who the father of the deceased used to help.


• They killed the boy, even after collecting a ransom from his parents because they were afraid that he might reveal their identity. In other words, the boy knew them.


 *Matters arising:* 


• I will never get tired of warning parents not to trust anybody totally with their child. Teach your children to love and respect everybody but be careful and on alert while relating with people outside their home. Even at home, extended family member, in-laws, domestic servants and family friends should not be trusted, unless tested and proven to be genuine.


• Your child should not be sent on an errand by anybody without your consent. And don’t just give your consent without knowing where they are being sent to. Community life is no longer what it used to be, therefore, be very careful with the people you call friends and/or neighbours.



• Stop the idea of making your child an errand boy/girl to everybody in your neighbourhood. Many children have been sexually molested through that, some were knocked down by a vehicle, while very unfortunate ones like this boy lost their lives.


• For crying out loud, I don’t know why someone should send a six year old child on errand outside the compound where they live. Please don’t allow that, it is not right. 



• If trying to protect your child will earn you bad names from your friends and neighbours, I will suggest that you better answer the bad name than lose your child.


• Understand that no other person can take care of your child the way you do. Therefore, never assume that somebody somewhere is there on your behalf for your children.


• Teach your children to say NO if anybody, no matter who, makes unpleasant demands from them. I talked about this in my new book “The Menace of Pedophiles”. Many children who fall victim to pedophiles were not able to say no when they needed to do so.


• The wave of kidnapping is so high now; sleep with one eye closed while the other eye watches your family members. I don’t know whether you are still comfortable with engaging the services of commercial bike or tricycle riders to take your child to and from school. If I were you, I will stop now.


I rest my case for now.


 May God comfort the family of that innocent child and give them the fortitude to bear their loss. 


 *Shalom!* 


 *©️ Ijeoma Igwesi* 

 *Family Life (Parenting) Coach* 

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