Nigeria’s ‘Mafiosi Brigade’ heads to France – as seen on Africa Check

Looting has forced the transfer of a large amount of looted goods looted during the revolution. From Nigeria we bring to you two of the Mafiosi who have also managed to find sanctuary in…

Nigeria's 'Mafiosi Brigade' heads to France - as seen on Africa Check

Looting has forced the transfer of a large amount of looted goods looted during the revolution. From Nigeria we bring to you two of the Mafiosi who have also managed to find sanctuary in France.

Avery is a member of the so-called “Mafiosi brigade” in France. He regularly takes donations to maintain the country. He was in charge of secret service and secret research in Benin, but after Operation Babylift – the Nigerian military operation to dismantle the National Democratic Front – he joined the “Renaissance Brigade” in France. Since 1999 he has been participating in public rallies and giving speeches.

His predecessor is another Benin born Mafiosi. alias Santy Msharia, he moved to France in 1990 when he was 14 years old. He used to be a member of the so-called Mafiosi brigade of ‘Leopold Senghor’ (independent leader of Nigeria between 1963 and 1978) and head of intelligence at the French mission in Nigeria. Both “Msharia” and “Avery” have been involved in an “indiscriminate” theft in Niger and Chad. What they have looted they sent to Benin. But at the end of the massacre of peacekeepers by the French “Mafiosi brigade” in 2015 both started to see the necessity to return what they had stolen.

Avery has decided to request for amnesty by the Nigerian authorities, who wants to deport the ‘Mafiosi’ to their country. “We will start paying back what we have stolen if and when we can. I’m aware that many of my colleagues have returned to Nigeria with lots of money. No I have not. But in time I will.” If the Nigerian authorities cannot extradite the “Mafiosi,” the accused would be deported to Benin.

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