30th September, 2021
By Jethro Ibileke
A suspected cultist simply identified as Smart, who allegedly molested a TikTok user (Perry1056), has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Edo State Police Command.
Smart, who is said to be a member of the Neo-Black Movement (NBM) popularly known as Aye Confraternity or Axe Men, was said to have alongside his colleagues, tracked down the female TikTok user, for mimicking NBM ‘prayers, songs and slangs.
The victim, whose whereabouts was unknown, was taken to an uncompleted building in a street along Covenant Road, where they stripped and tortured her.
Footage of a video which they shared on social media, showed the suspects interrogating the lady, as they hit and sexually molested her, even as she explained to her captors that she learned about NBM activities while in a relationship with a guy.
Smart who admitted being part of the gang, however tried to downplay his role in the saga.
“We were six: Osahomen, Kparapos, Asoro, John and Odion. They live at Idumowina. 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 said.