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Exclusive: Police arrests owner of alleged Mende ‘ritualist’ business

The operatives of the Nigerian Police Force attached to the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, have arrested Cynthia Audu, the owner of the Mende ‘controversial business, InsideMainland can reliably report.

Ms. Audu was arrested last night by the Police hours after the security men had arrested four persons in the apartment used for the training of Zenrise Marketers on 1, Olabisi Close, Mende.

The four persons, InsideMainland learnt were released by the Police after identification and writing of individual statements at the Onikan Zone 2 Division.

InsideMainland gathered that Cynthia Audu was arrested on the orders of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, after the alleged ritualist case got the attention of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotun Idris.

Presently, Cynthia Audu is still remanded in Police custody as investigations continue on the case.

‘I was depressed’ – Owner of alleged Mende ‘ritualist’ building tells InsideMainland

Reacting to the news of the alleged ritualist operations going on in her property, Mrs. Abiodun Alebede said “I was depressed on hearing the news. I wasn’t happy. I immediately rushed to the Anthony Police Division to report the story because I couldn’t believe people would go to level to damage another person’s reputation.”

Mrs. Alebede who inherited the property from her late father 10 years ago continued that “the Police came around to conduct a thorough check on the building and nothing incriminating was found there. The Police told me they checked all her registration documents and found out they were legitimate.

“Before I let out my apartment to anyone, I usually conduct background checks on them without their knowledge. I found out that the lady is humble and law abiding. She runs a legitimate business and I have attended her seminars unannounced. When I discovered she was into GNLD and multi-level marketing, I discussed with my cousin who does the same business and she confirmed to me Cynthia is an affiliate of GNLD and she is well appreciated for her roles in helping others grow.”

Speaking further, Mrs. Alebede told InsideMainland the building described in the viral message doesn’t match hers. “The description of the house online doesn’t match my place. I suspect her competitors because the messages surfaced online just after she returned from a seminar in South Africa. Whoever is behind this must be close hot her and is bent on bringing her down,” she said.


Community Leader Speaks

The de-facto Councilor of Mende Community, Hon. Abdul Adelekan who has been on the case since it surfaced said the Police are “handling the matter already and would fish out those behind the issue.”

He added that “Investigations are ongoing and the Police officers have recorded statements from different people around the community. I am sure we will get to the end of this matter as soon as possible.”

More updates will be reported by InsideMainland as they unfold on the story.



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