Here is a typical example of how the totally fucked up and lawless Nigerian system functions (or rather doesn’t).
As reported previously and celebrated by the public, hundreds of cultists including a high number of Black Axe aka Neo Black Movement members were arrested in May 2015 in an attempt to rid Edo State of cult-related crime. These included several cultist politicians who were previously considered untouchable ( https://najuju.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/finally-four-edo-govt-officials-arrested-over-cult-activities/ ).
Notorious Black Axe cultists that were unfortunately not arrested, like Tony Kabaka and Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo, allegedly fled to avoid arrest. Also the National Convention of NBM had been postponed for the same reason.
What seemed like a small revolution has now turned into the usual farce that is staged in a failed state ruled by all the wrong people and in which justice does not exist.
On June 9, Edo Police Constituted a Special Magistrate Court to Try 215 Suspected Cultists ( http://www.nigeriannewspapers.today/edo-police-constitutes-special-magistrate-court-to-try-215-suspected-cultists/ ). Ever since, nothing was heard again about this trial. And the reason for this is truly scandalous. As we learn now, the arrested high-ranking cultists have been set free in all secrecy. How could this possibly be?
Well, it’s Nigeria. So what happened is this:
The National Head of Black Axe aka Neo Black Movement, Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo ( https://bemuda.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/bemuda-cultist-scammer-wannabe-politician/) mobilized a few other high ranking cultists, who have unfortunately infiltrated absolutely all of Edo State. Specifically he apparently made an “arrangement” with the Attorney General of the State who is also a Black Axe cultist. Good to know!!
But it still gets more shameless and criminal. The charges for murder and cultism were dropped. Being a member of a secret cult (such as NBM) alone is punishable with up to 20 years in Edo. The cultism charge was reduced to a charge of “unlawful association”. So instead of facing the wrath of the law as they were supposed to, they are now hoping for 25 million Naira damages from the police force for “unlawful detention of members of NBM” (which, just as a reminder, is a worldwide mafia and an illegal group in Nigeria). Also as a reminder, the arrested Black Axe cultists did admit being members, and ample proof is available. As we can see in the posts above which originate from a secret NBM group, the arrested guys truly ARE cultists from a group that has killed thousands of people and operates a worldwide crime syndicate.
But as usual, they will get away with it. It has happened many times before. Various cultist serial killers have been released under “mysterious circumstances”. Because they are rich, and because they have infiltrated positions of power. Whoever is rich has nothing to fear in Nigeria. Bribery gets you everywhere, including out of prison. There is no justice in Nigeria. What a truly failed state!