Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. A mother who sent photographs and video of her two naked daughters to their dance teacher has told an inquiry that she feared he would destroy their dancing prospects. From February , the woman's two daughters, who were as young as nine at the time, did up to 40 hours of dance classes a week, and Davies and the mother began sending online messages to each other. After her own aspirations to be a dancer never materialised, she said she felt excited for her daughters' futures.
Naked photos of girls sent to dance teacher Grant Davies to help them, mother says
year-old graduate arrested over Salawa Abeni’s nude pictures
Abeni, had announced on her Instagram page, on April 1, , how she received the text message from the suspect, threatening to post pictures of her nude on social media. I plead with everybody out there to be very careful as our current situation has made people very desperate. Thank you and God bless you! After what was described as a technical diagnosis of the complaint, the Decoy Team reportedly narrowed down on the suspect a few days later but could reportedly not pick him because of the prevalence of COVID- In his confession, the suspect admitted to have sent Abeni the text message, with the intention of making some money. My intention was to negotiate with her for a few bucks and destroy the photographs. I was with my mother who was even cursing the blackmailer unknown to her that I was the brain behind it.
Nigeria's campus cults: Buccaneers, Black Axe and other feared groups
All rights reserved. Before he heard it, it knocked him to the ground, and flame licked his head. He lay facedown, dazed, his ears ringing, blood streaming from a shrapnel wound in his leg, but still he knew instinctively what had happened: There was a bomb in the car. The driver of the Volkswagen had acted strangely. As his ears stopped ringing, the screaming grew louder.
A brutal initiation ritual was held late at night in the forest. Older members, singing, dancing and drinking, formed a ring around him and other blindfolded initiates, beating them severely until the early hours of the morning. These societies, also referred to as confraternities and campus cults, have names like Vikings, Black Axe, Eiye a word in the local Yoruba language for bird , and the Buccaneers. They have a chain of command similar to militia groups, use code words and have insignia bearing the favourite weapon of the cult, along with its colour. These secret societies are banned in Nigeria and hundreds of members have been arrested and prosecuted over the years.