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DSS, Police arrest cultist whose gang assaulted female TikTok user

By Afred Ejumu, Benin

Members of Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria police force (NPF) have apprehended a suspected cultist in Edo.


Smart is allegedly a member of the Neo-Black Movement (NBM) popularly known as Aye Confraternity or Axe Men.

Last week, he and colleagues tracked down a female TikTok user, Perry1056, for mimicking NBM ‘prayers’, songs and slangs.

The victim, whose whereabouts are unknown, was taken to an uncompleted building in a street along Covenant road.


In a viral footage  , they interrogated, hit, stripped the lady, and sexually molested her.

Perry explained to her captors that she learned about NBM activities while in a relationship with a guy.

Confessing, Smart tried to downplay his role but admitted he was part of the gang. The suspect revealed the names of accomplices.

“We were six: Osahomen, Kparapos, Asoro, John and Odion. They live at Idowina. I don’t know where the girl lives. We took her from Polingo where she works.


“I don’t know the girl. It was one of my friends who said he knew her. He complained that she made a video singing Aye’s songs.

“He played the video and pointed the girl. I said I wasn’t sure…I wasn’t there when they stripped her, it was later I saw her naked. Nobody had sex with her”, he claimed.

The founder of Behind Bars, Harrison Gwamnishu said security agencies were on the trail of the remaining suspects.

“Kudos to the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security, and Edo State Behind Bars Team for their swift response.

“To those who warned me to stay clear from this case, dare stop me on the way and that marks the end of your existence.

“We all must stop legalizing illegality and stop justifying abnormalities in this unjust system”, the activist wrote on Instagram

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