Alarm As Fake Man O’war Infiltrates R/S
… Rissi Calls For Its Arrest, Prosecution
The Rivers State command of Man O'War Nigeria has raised alarm
over an alleged infiltration into the State by a fake -dissident
group known as Man O' War Association of Nigeria (MOWAN), now
said to be going around, circulating letters to influential
individuals, law enforcement agencies and corporate
organizations in the State, claiming to be on ground and seeking
The Rivers State Commander of Man O' War Nigeria, Rev. Chris Nat
Rissi made this known while speaking with newsmen in Port
Commander Rissi expressed astonishment about how MOWAN, an
association formed by an individual could come to a very
peaceful State like Rivers to create faction, distraction,
confusion and public nuisance after undergoing re-integration at
Citizenship and Leadership Training centre Aluu.
He said it was naive, embarrassing and condemnable that this
unrecognized and faceless overzealous group of elements that
call themselves MOWAN, could shamelessly go about circulating
deceptive letters to highly placed individuals, corporate bodies
and law enforcement agencies seeking for whatever.
The Rivers State Man 0' War boss added: 'I want to debunk that
dissident group and their claim by asking all Rivers indigenes,
politicians, ministries, parastatals and security agencies to be
aware of this group called MOWAN, discountenance their letters
and whatever favour they may be asking for. This is because they
are fake, swindlers and not part of the system, as they don't
know what our modus operandi as Man O' War Nigeria is.
They are just out to dent our good image and we cannot allow
that to happen
Rev. Rissi, however, revealed that over 6 years ago, Citizenship
and Leadership Training Centre Abuja (that is Man 0' War
Nigeria) and Corporate Affairs Commission dragged MOWAN to court
on the ground that there cannot be two registered Man O'War
Organizations in Nigeria.
He said on December 16, 2011, the court delivered judgment in
favour of Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (Man O'War
Nigeria) and Corporate Affairs Commission, warning MOWAN not to
According to Commander Rissi, on January this year, members of
MOWAN came for reintegration into real Man O'war Nigeria. In
their guest for reintegration, their spokesman said: 'Before, we
were blind but now we can see'. He said they agreed to
reintegrate them into the fold and started drawing up modalities
for that and by making them undergo an orientation course to
make them know what Man O' War is all about and its ethics.
That, he stressed was to be followed by fixing them into various
units or zones nearer to them, adding that, that has not been
done, rather MOWAN went circulating letters anyhow.
Describing Man O' War Nigeria as a noble organization right from
time, Rissi noted that Rivers State has been very peaceful,
adding that he does not want anything that will disturb the good
administration of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
The Rivers Man O' War boss however, warned: 'I am warning
faceless members of this MOWAN seriously to stop their unholy,
indecent and nefarious activities in this State. I call on the
law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute them wherever
they are found.'
Meanwhile, Commander Rissi has hailed the appointment of Mr.
Ikenna Chudioka as the National Commander of Man 0' War Nigeria.
He thanked Mr. Michael Fawole, the Director General of
Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre Abuja, for finding
Mr. Chudioka worthy for the appointment.
He said Man O' War has grown from what people look at it to be
to a combatant ready organization that complements the efforts
of the Law enforcement agencies in combating crimes in Nigeria.
Rev. Rissi also used the opportunity to thank the Brigade
Commander of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army Port Harcourt, Brig-General
T.Y. Burate for his focus and vision for the security of lives
and properties in Rivers State. The Man 0' War Commander also,
commended the appointment of new Commissioner of Police in
Rivers State and prayed that he will use his wealth of
experience to combat crimes in the State.###