A frontline, Nigeria-based worldwide philanthropic and human rights group has restated its status as a law-abiding legal entity following a recent occurrence, which detractors linked to it in libelous claims.
A pan-Africanist socio-cultural and non-governmental organisation, Neo-Black Movement (NBM), made the clarification, yesterday, saying that it has never been a criminal outfit.
Reacting to the false publication, NBM of Africa said: “Its leadership engages in regular internal house-cleaning and any suspected member, who runs afoul of the law will be handed over to law enforcement agencies.
“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 brutalised and dehumanised a female Tik Tok user.
“Our standard criteria on best quality attitudes and behavioural characteristics of intakes or members is sacrosanct and cannot be lowered to accommodate such persons.”
NBM’s Public Relations Officer, Oluwatosin Dixon, who articulated the group’s reaction in a statement, further stressed: “We have announced repeatedly that we are not a crime syndicate and have zero tolerance for crime and criminality.
“Therefore, we are using this medium to warn and restate that NBM as an international organisation will take legal action against media outlets and bloggers, who use the activities of impostors and a few misguided members to stereotype and malign the organisation.
“NBM is a law-abiding institution that has continuously contributed her quota towards equitable development agenda for humanity.”
Dixon added that NBM would always engage and partner with security agencies globally to ensure that criminals were prosecuted pursuant to the movement’s primary objective and motto, which remains: Social Justice and Equality For All.