May 30, 2024

NAS serves notice to security agencies on identity theft, mulls legal action


The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, NAS/PC has disclosed that political interests are working with a group known as the Association of Humble and Obedient Youths (AHOY) to damage its reputation and that of its members.

According to NAS/PC, part of the plan which is contained in a recently circulated video attempted to link the activities of the AHOY group to the origins of the former which was formed by Prof Wole Soyinka and six others at the University College Ibadan in 1952.

NAS in a press release signed by Prof Wole Soyinka, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Prof Olatunde Makanju, Chairman, Tortuga-in- Council, the NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje among others said the malicious falsehood being circulated by the group seeks to comprise publicly exposed members of NAS/PC.

The press release read by Owoaje denied and rejected any linkage with the AHOY group, stating that there is no truth in all their assertions.

He pointed out that the brazenness associated with the monstrous corporate heist by the AHOY group even when there are living witnesses and authentic stakeholders to puncture its claims means the perpetrators have the assurance of protection in high places.

Owoaje while maintaining that the PC was formed in 1952 by Prof Soyinka and six others said nothing about its formal registration with the Nigeria government, and its recent Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on NGOs in November 2021 and celebration of 70 years of existence establish any relationship with the impostors.

He said real members of NAS/PC , the general public and the security agencies have been put on notice of the identity thieves.

“’ We view this video and any related actions of the perpetrators as a brazen attempt to tarnish the hard-won image and reputation of our organisation, an action aimed at diminishing our significant positive contributions to the development of the Nigerian and Global society over the past 70 years. To ignore this impudence would be a gross abdication of the considerable responsibility that we have come to accept as one of the barometers of the social conscience of the communities within which we operate. We will fail ourselves and squander legitimacy if we fail to alert all relevant security agencies, and the public, of the grave potential of this act of open criminality tied to political interests. Their satanic ploy is aimed at compromising publicly exposed members of our association. We do not rule out plans to eliminate some who, with one word, can dismantle this glossy tumour of lies which, one must concede, has most seductively been packaged in hi-tech designs. It is now imperative that we deal with this with pyratical swiftness within the parameters of all the legal options open to the organisation. In that respect, our legal resources are now fully engaged. Many are called, but few are chosen. Frustration feeds illusions and eventually slithers into impersonation. All members of the authentic body, the public, and security agencies worldwide are hereby put on the alert. We live in weird, brutish, and dangerous times, ‘’ he said.