NBM hands over TikTok girl's attackers to police
• Disowns persons accused of fraud in USA
Pan-Africanist socio-cultural and non-governmental organization, the Neo- Black Movement (NBM), has reiterated that it is not and has never been a criminal outfit.
The frontline, Nigeria-based worldwide philanthropic and human rights group at the weekend said it became imperative to re-emphasize its status as a law-abiding legal entity following two recent occurrences which detractors linked to it in libelous claims.
But NBM of Africa, in reaction to the false claims, said: "The present leadership is engaged in regular internal house-cleaning and every suspected member who runs foul of the law will be handed over to law enforcement. This is even more evidenced by the tracking down and handing over to the police in Edo State of the three impostors, John Omozele, Smart Ogbeide and Tajudeen Afesume, who brutalized and dehumanized a female Tik Tok user.
They erroneously believed that the action will earn them membership of the organisation as their bids for membership had earlier been rebuffed. Our standard for intakes cannot be lowered to accommodate such persons."
NBM's Public Relations Officer, Mr. Oluwatosin Dixon, who articulated the reaction, stressed: "Also as a follow-up to the resolve of the leadership, in the case of the criminal indictment of five members in Dallas, Texas, United States, they have been suspended indefinitely until they can clear themselves of the allegations brought against them in the court process."
The NBM spokesman added: "We have announced repeatedly and overtime that we are not a crime syndicate and have zero tolerance for crime and criminality. We are, therefore, using this medium to state again that we will take legal action against media outlets and bloggers who continuously use the activities of a few members and impostors to stereotype and malign an entire organisation.
"We are law-abiding and contributing our quota to humanity' development and progress.
"We will continue to engage and align with security agencies globally to ensure that criminals are brought to book as our motto remains "Social Justice & Equality For All."
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