BENIN CITY – The Edo State chapter of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria has said that the recognised executive of the body in the state is the one led by Daniel Akeme who is the state Commandant while Festus Balogban is the deputy Commandant with the approved office at No. 71 Textile Mill Road, Benin City.
In a statement signed by the deputy Commandant-General, Intelligence, South-South, Prince S.E. Eweka, the state chapter said its attention had been drawn to the activities of some dissident groups parading themselves as the authentic executive members of the state chapter.
The statement said the dissidents do not have the mandate of the National body of the group led by its founder, Alhaji Sokoto Alli.
It declared that some of  the persons had since been dismissed by the National body of the group because of their divisive role.
The statement said the current move by the dissidents to form a parallel body with the name of Vigilante Group of Nigeria with same uniform is illegal, unconstitutional and should be disregarded by members of the public.
It equally declared that the training programme purportedly carried out in Western Boys High School, Benin City was fake, illegal and therefore a fraud.