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Akintoye unveils mobile app, Pajawiri, to track kidnapped victims, criminals

By Kehinde Olatunji (Lagos) and Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan)
28 December 2021   |   4:05 am
The leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has unveiled a mobile application designed to track kidnappers and their victims and also expose danger in Yorubaland.

Prof Banji Akintoye

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The leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has unveiled a mobile application designed to track kidnappers and their victims and also expose danger in Yorubaland.

The mobile application and alert system, named ‘Pajawiri,’ was programmed to expose criminal elements wherever they are with their victims once the victims have the application installed in their phones either on or off.

The security system also has another application called ‘Afinihan’ that can be used by those without Android phones to link up with those with the full application.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony held in Ibadan, Oyo State, Akintoye, who joined the event virtually, said the emergence of Pajawiri was the evidence that the Yoruba people are too intellectually-sophisticated to be subdued.

He said: “We have now proved to the world that we cannot be captured or be subdued. We are too intellectually-sophisticated to be subdued.

“It is these innovations and intellectual powers that we will deploy to get ourselves out of the quagmires of Nigeria.”

On the attendant benefits of Pajawiri, Akintoye, in a statement by his Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, said: “Every person in possession of the app on their telephone will be able to activate the APP instantly whenever they find themselves in danger. By activating the app, they will be able to alert family members, friends and neighbours that they are in danger and that they need help.

“In that way, no Yoruba person needs to be alone anywhere on their farms, schools, market places, shops and anywhere else. Any person who finds himself threatened by danger and who is in possession of Pajawiri will be able to alert other persons for help.

“In short, Yoruba people today are able now to enjoy security individually and collectively through the use of the application known as Pajawiri.”

Speaking on the ideal features and benefits of the app, the Co-ordinator of the Pajawiri project, Ayobami Abolaji, stated that the app is a system for warning and protection through an alarm and alert system that would generate protective action for the community and each individual user.

The United States (U.S.)-based IT expert said: “Afinihan is an Android and I-Phone (iOS) compatible application device that sends alert signals to the connected phone systems. It is a mobile alarm system that allows those without hand-held phones to connect to and alert those with the smart phones and computer devices set up at data command and control centres established at various perimeters in the geographical entities that the app is operating from.”