How Maina swindled Abacha family: What Nigerians didn’t Know

Fugitive former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force Alhaji Abdulrashid Maina, who is accused of embezzling billions of naira in pension funds, once swindled the family of the late Head of State General Sani Abacha of tens of millions of naira, an informed retired security officer told Daily Trust on Sunday in Kano yesterday. The source said Maina, who had then just returned to Nigeria after a failed school sojourn in the United States, convinced the head of state’s sons to award him a contract to furnish Arewa Suites, which they had just acquired. He convinced the Abachas that he knew a lot about furnishing and interior decoration during his stay in America.

According to the source, the Abachas gave Maina tens of millions of naira to furnish the hotel and he left Nigeria for the US where he converted the money to his personal use. He never furnished the hotel despite collecting down payment, the source said. When Maina sneaked into Nigeria nearly a year later, then Chief Security Officer to Abacha Major Hamza Al-Mustapha had him arrested at the airport. Maina was kept in a military detention facility for many months, the security source said.

Daily Trust on Sunday also learnt from informed sources that Abdulrashid Maina’s father, the late Alhaji Aliyu Biu was a member of the Biu royal family. He spent many years in Sokoto as the Chief Passport Officer at the Nigeria Immigration Service office before he transferred to the foreign service in the early 1990s. He subsequently became Nigeria’s ambassador to Mauritania and later to Chad. In between the two postings, he was also a protocol officer at the State House in Abuja. The late former envoy died in a car accident in 1998, Daily Trust on Sunday learnt. The sources also said Abdulrashid’s surname, Maina, is another name for Alhaji Aliyu Biu. The former pension boss is believed to have relocated his mother to one of his Kaduna houses which were sealed last week by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Unknown life of Abdurrasheed Maina

On September 24, 2017, four Prado jeeps and a Camry cruised into the town of Potiskum in Yobe accompanied by eight armed police escorts.

The leader of the convoy was Abdurrashid Maina, one of the most talked about figure in Nigeria today, who at that point was declared a wanted man for reported N24 billion pension fund fraud.

Despite being a wanted man, the former boss of the Pension Reform Task Team drove into Potiskium in comfort and under full police protection to pay a condolence visit to the family of the late Dallatun Fika, Alhaji Idrissa Madaki, who had passed on September 18th.

Dr Maina has not been living like a wanted man and findings by Daily Trust on Sunday shows that the man has been enjoying the protection of law enforcement officers who were supposed to effect his arrest.

Beyond nursing plans to contest the governorship elections in Borno in 2019, three months ago, Maina was in line to be turbaned as an heir apparent to the Emir of Biu throne and there was supposed to be a huge ceremony to celebrate it but for strong opposition between other princes who feared Maina would beat them to the throne.

Our correspondent, who visited Biu, Maina’s hometown reported that there are clear orders to residents of the town not to engage with journalists as everyone he approached for an interview was reluctant to do so on account of this order. He was even treated with belligerence in some instances.

However, our correspondent was able to gather that the letter appointing Maina heir apparent to the Biu throne was sent to Abuja and Maina thereafter visited Biu to prepare grounds for his turbaning.

In Biu, evidence of Maina’s ambition are everywhere for all to see. Posters announcing his intention to run for governor with the tag: ‘The Clarion Call, Hope 2019, MAINA Abdurrasheed, (Yariman Biu) Governor, Borno State, are pasted all over the town, including a one-storey building said to belong to him at Dugja Ward along the road to Damboa, which is lavishly pasted showing him in kaftan.

The poster bearing ‘The Clarion Call’ inscription shows him contesting on the ruling APC platform. The other main poster showing him in kaftan does not indicate the party on whose platform he is running on.

While his political ambition might be threatened by the massive corruption allegations against him, his ambitions of taking the Biu throne faces a different kind of threat, the opposition of other members of the ruling house.

Maina is said to the grandson of Mai Madu, who was dethroned as the Emir of Biu and banished to Bauchi. Mai Madu was replaced with his brother, the grandfather of the current emir, whose descendants want to keep the stool in their side of the family and hence the opposition to Maina’s turbaning.

“The dispute, I understand, is in the process of being resolved now at the Emirate level; and as soon as it is finally resolved he will be turbaned accordingly,” a source in Biu told our correspondent.

Another source however thinks that might not be the case in view of Maina’s current ordeal.

“The Emir may either have received orders from above against turbaning him or the Biu Emirate Council may have resolved wisely to put that ceremony on hold until he is cleared of this mess or, at least, the current tension over him is doused,” he said.

But on the political front, Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that Maina had already set machinery in motion and had held meetings with politicians in the state to in both Biu, Maiduguri and Kaduna.

Maina’s interest in politics is not new as he was said to have contested for but failed to win the chairmanship of Biu Local Government in the 1980s.

Being from the South of Borno, which is yet to provide a governor of the state, Maina is thought to enjoy the support of people in his locality.

“Biu people want him among the main contestants of the governorship, in fact the preferred one because, we believe, he possesses the reverence and wherewithal to shift the seat from the Northern to Southern Borno,” a resident of Biu said.

Another resident who spoke to Daily Trust said Maina was a regular visitor to Biu but couldn’t now say in which of his houses he stays when he visits.

“I cannot say in which of his houses he stays; but let me even show you their family house by the Emir’s palace,” he said.

Our correspondent in Kaduna reports that it was easy for Maina to hide in the city at the peak of the manhunt for him as he owns many properties there.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been able to identify six properties which include a two-storey shopping plaza at number 2C Ibrahim Taiwo Road, and a one-storey duplex at Katuru Road and four other houses on Kano Road, Kawo extension.

But it is obvious that Maina does not live in any other properties so far sealed by the EFCC.

An orange seller near the gate of the Katuru Road residence, which has been sealed by EFCC, told our correspondent who visited the place that Maina hardly comes there as it is one of his sisters that lives there.

Kaduna has played a major role in Maina political ambitions.

Late in September, some elders and youths from Borno State converged in Kaduna to persuade Dr. Abdulrasheed Maina to contest for the Governorship seat of Borno State in 2019 and met with his cousin, Aliyu Maina at a guest house. Maina was said to be well aware of what was going on.

Led by Alhaji Abubakar Ali Biu, the delegation said they are of the opinion that Maina’s courage in fighting corruption as the chairman, Presidential Pension Reform Taskforce Team, where he was able to recover N1.6trn both in cash and asset for the Federal government has earned him a reputation among his people.

Leader of Northern Borno Youths Movement Mamman Isa alongside his counterpart in Central Borno Sulaiman Mohammed said Maina who also spoke on the occasion said Maina has a passion to take Borno to the promised land.

Alhaji Aliyu Maina, a cousin to Abdulrasheed Maina, wh0 received them thanked the people and said, “We as a family will consult among ourselves alongside out brother, Dr Abdulrasheed Maina and get back to you. Though it is not yet time for political activities, we shall give you feedback after our family consultation.”

A political associate of Maina who does not want to be named, said the controversial civil servant did part of his graduate programme abroad but could not say in which particular country.

He said though the patriarch of the Main family who was an ambassador is late and had lived in Kaduna, most of the family members have remained in Kaduna.

Stockholm Syndrome

There is true story of a female that was kidnapped in Stockholm some years ago and was abused,later she was allowed to go out and surprisingly she chose to come back on her own,this went on for sometime.She was sighted by some vigilante and reported to police.The kidnapper was arrested,tried and jailed.
The victim became so attached to the captor,and wouldn’t want him jailed or separated from him despite all abuses she suffered,for the few that may not be aware of this ,it baffled psychologists all over the world,this eventually gave rise to a phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome,where the captive becomes attached to the captor,irrespective of the humiliation suffered previously.
I am just thinking of a situation that we often quote here in Nigeria,,,,,,”That the devil you know is better that the one unknown.”
Despite the corruption,the lack of focus and the inability of GEJ to control the women folks in his cabinet,for whatever reason,people are still routing for him.
Ha,my people are perishing because of ignorance and sentiment.
Each time I travel out of Nigeria,I become very unhappy because Nigeria has the best climate,vegetation and abundant human and material resources to excel.
You know what the Whites may never allow a clever,more serious ,less fleshy leader to come to power,for you and I know that if every nation is free and prosperous who will do the monkey job for the civilized nations.
Carry go my people one day our eyes will “open”

Credits: Olayinka Oladosu


There are many reasons why God is silent, but I am going to touch on something he recently put on my heart. Sometimes God may be silent simply because he has already spoken to you! If you think about it, how can you accuse God of being silent when he has left you sixty-six letters, thousands of verses? There is no need for him to repeat himself. Aren’t you glad that the book of Genesis doesn’t say, “God said, ‘Let there be light. Let there be light’”?
If you and I had been there on that first day when God said, “Let there be light,” we would have been dancing and rejoicing from 6 o’clock in the morning until about 6 o’clock in the evening.
But suddenly, when it starts to get dark, we begin to panic. “Oh, no, I knew it wouldn’t last! I knew the light was going to go away. Maybe we’ve done something wrong. Maybe we weren’t reading the Word enough.”
The light fades away, and we spend the next twelve hours in sorrow — until the light reappears, and we realize that when God said, “Let there be light,” he didn’t mean that there wouldn’t be night; that there wouldn’t be seasons when we cannot see. He didn’t mean that we would always be able to understand everything that is going on in the heavenly realm. However, the light always reappears, and we see that what God spoke continues to be fulfilled without his having to speak again.
One reason God may be silent is because there is an appointed time for his Word to be fulfilled. One example of this in the Bible is Joseph, who was given the incredible promise that he was going to reign one day. He was going to be a man through whom great provision would be unlocked. However, there was an appointed time for the fulfillment of the promise and he had to follow God’s plan.


-Chukwuemeka Ojiolo.
No 1. The President registered and sat for West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination in 1961 conducted by Cambridge University.
No 2. He submitted a copy of the result to the Military as part of the requirements to join Nigerian Defence Academy as a Cadet Officer.
No. 3. When the Military Government led by him was overthrown, he was detained and his house ransacked and in the process he lost several vital belongings including the original copy of his WASC and other certificates.
No. 4. He swore an oath on how the result stating Nos. 1 to 3
No. 5. In the build up of 2015 election, PDP in an attempt to stop him or campaign against him at all cost, blackmailed him of not having a WASC certificate. The then highly politicised Military denied not being in possession of a mandatory photocopy required by every institute before anyone joins either as a student or an employee. The Military blamed the absence of a copy of the President’s certificate on poor record keeping in the sixties (shameless Military, thank God this is no more today).
No 6. As the conspiracy continued, the President (then Presidential Aspirant) address the press stating the story of how he lost his certificate. A story he would not always be in a hurry to remember how IBB and others overthrew him for nothing and incarcerated him for three years. In the broadcast he mandated his alma mater (Government Secondary School Katsina formerly Provincial Secondary School Katsina) to provide a spreadsheet of his WASC result.
No 7. His alma mater obliged his request and publicly displayed his personal result and also issued him a new statement of result with the date of the issuance (I think January 21, 2015) on it. This was done to shame all the conspirators.
No 8. Nobody challenged the authenticity of the spreadsheet/ statement of result issued by GSS Katsina till date. NO ONE HAS TAKEN THE SCHOOL TO COURT FOR ISSUING A FAKE RESULT.
No. 9. The only media platform that only took the part of professionalism on the issue was Sahara Reporters by carrying out an investigative journalism. The Media Outfit requested from the Examination Body (Cambridge University) to confirm the authenticity of the statement of result and spreadsheet published by Buhari’s alma mater (Government Secondary School Katsina).
No 10. The Examination Body (Cambridge University.) DID NOT deny the authenticity of the spreadsheet as displayed by GSS Katsina. They admitted that PMB partook in WASC examination in the year 1961, however, the University FAILED TO CONFIRM SAHARA REPORTER’S REQUEST. THEY CITED EXTANT LAWS IN THE UK PROHIBITING PUBLICIZING PERSONAL RECORDS.
No. 11. Anybody bringing up this issue again that PMB does not have WASC without first confirming from GSS Katsina and Cambridge University should be pitied as he has lost touch with time.
I wrote this first in 2016 but modified it a little now.

The Poor Washerwoman’s brilliant son

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent.

He asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “no”.

” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

“My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

” Where did your mother work?”

“My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands.

The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

“Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

“Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high.

When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, when he asked:

“Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.”

The director said, “This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person.

The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.


Source: Unknown

Food 4 thot: Socrates and The Talebearer (rumour monger)

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran
up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?

“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.” “Triple filter?”

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to filter what you’re going to say. The first filter is TRUTH. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and…”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not.

Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of GOODNESS. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?”

“No, on the contrary…”

“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, even though you’re not certain it’s true?” The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

Socrates continued. “You may still pass the test though,because there is a third filter – the filter of USEFULNESS. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really…”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, “why tell it to me at all?”

The man was defeated and ashamed. This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

Did you learn anything from this? If you did, please share.

Those Asking For Biafra Are Miscreants Says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described pro-Biafra agitators as miscreants who should be ignored.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with our correspondents at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, Obasanjo described the agitations by the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra and other self-determination groups as misplaced.

According to Obasanjo, equating the agitations by pro-Biafra groups with the agitations that led to the Civil War amounted to making a mountain out of a molehill.

He said, “This is a fake agitation. You people make a mountain out of a molehill. These are boys who want to take people unaware and get money out of them in the name of Biafra. These are the people you should ignore, I don’t talk about Biafra. (Philip) Effiong came and said Biafra ceased to exist and since that day, Biafra has ceased to exist.”

It will be recalled that the Biafra leader as of the time the war ended, Philip Effiong, surrendered to Obasanjo by calling off the war.

Obasanjo said that in the spirit of “No victor, no vanquished,” the Nigerian nation absorbed Igbo people into the civil service and the military after the war, adding that there were no promises made to the then secessionists that the Nigerian state had not fulfilled.

He said, “We absorbed those we should absorb both into the civil service and into the military. Even those we didn’t absorb, who we initially regarded as being retired without benefits, later on we even gave them their benefits. Abandoned houses were returned. Within 10 years of the end of our Civil War, an Igbo man became the vice-president of our country.

“It took the Americans 100 years before they got to that point. So, what are you talking about? They have held all the ministerial positions existing in this country. We have Igbo as the Governor of Central Bank, Igbo has headed many parastatals in this country.

“That’s why these miscreants should be ignored. They want to get money and they go round and say, ‘We are still being victimised. We are still being treated badly in Nigeria,’ so that they can take money from people.”

Absolving Igbo leaders of complicity in the agitation, Obasanjo said they (Igbo leaders) were not in support of the agitation.

“I won’t blame the Igbo leaders. I will ignore them (the agitators). Igbo leaders that I’ve talked about, I mean the ones I’ve mentioned; Joe Irukwu won’t go out and do that type of thing, and many of them. The people who are doing this are the same people you will find in 419 business, they are the same people you will find in drugs all over the world. To them, this is another source of money for them as far as they are concerned,” Obasanjo said.

When asked his comment about a new book, InterInterventions, by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, in which the laureate called him a child of circumstance, Obasanjo said, “Did he? I’ve not heard anything like that,” with a wave of hand.

Although he said an end would not be put to Boko Haram by the military, Obasanjo said it was necessary that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the military a target.

He said, “You have to have an objective, otherwise, if you say go and don’t have an objective, that’s not good enough for a leader but an objective is not cast in concrete. Look, I want you to finish a job in two days, though you know it could take probably four or five days, but you must give an objective.

“I believe that what President Muhammadu Buhari will get, and which he knows he can get, is that he can get the upper hand; the military will get the upper hand over Boko Haram and of course, I think we are working towards that. But we will not get the end of Boko Haram in three months or in six months.

“And even when you get the upper hand militarily, you have to do what you have to do – the socio-economic aspect.”

– Abiyamo’s wall

Agitation for Biafra: A piece of advice by Nostra II

Did anybody or any other ethnic nationality ever stop Biafrans from living the union? But what sensible Nigerians are saying is. .

Nigeria is not a nation. It’s a country of many ethnic nations joined / grouped together by a foreign institution (colonialists) and bounded together by an international law. Therefore , if any ethnic nation / nationality wanted to leave they are free to go but let them do so in a civilized manner /way and not by bullying other people as if they are their “God”.

NOBODY, NO ETHNIC NATION OR NATIONALITY INSIDE THE NIGERIA UNION IS HOLDING THE BIAFRAN IGBO FROM LEAVING THE UNION .If Biafrans want to leave, it’s very simple logical process. Let them refuse to participate in anything Nigeria. Let them tell all their citizens, their fellow Biafrans in Nigeria National Assembly to withdraw and come back home. Let them tell all the Biafrans in Nigerian armed forces to resign. Let them tell all their fellow Igbos all over Nigeria and abroad, to come back home (in protest) to sign a petition that they’re no more Nigerians and take it to the United Nation (under which Nigeria as a country is a members) to sanction and the international community should recognise them. Afterall we all knew how Eritreans left Ethiopia let Biafrans do the same.

However, they should realise some things. Inasmuchas nobody is holding them, the actions of some Biafra activists amount to outright TREASON. Do u know what treason is? Why do you think Spain is very reluctant to let go Catalonia (capital Barcelona) or Basque region, or it took wars for Eritrea to secceed from Ethiopia and South Sudan from Sudan and East Timor from Indonesia, even seccession of fmr Yugoslavia? What’s happening in Ukraine now? Why can’t ukraine let the ethnic minority Russians who are in East Ukraine go? It’s not as easy as A,B,C.

It will take a process, a very long one. UN will have to be involved but they must first put their heads together and get their acts right.If they want to use bullying tactics to leave the union other Nigerians and international community will tell them they are not in anyway better than other Nigerians they are condemning. They should please stop bullying other Nigerian tribes.

There’s been so much talk and agitation about Biafra mostly by younger Igbos who never tasted the Civil war. Has there been any indication by any of the South-South States of Nigeria of the inclusion in a breakaway Biafra or is it the lust of the agitators to control the Niger Delta and Rivers with their Oil fields? Do the people of the South-South geographical area have any choice in this matter or do we have to be carved into their dream Biafra? The people of the South-South do not have any desire whatsoever to be part of a breakaway Biafra. They should stop the delusion of annexing any South South region

However will creation of Biafra solve their problems? Has there been peace in South Sudan? If we failed to get it right as a big country (Nigeria), it’s a small unlikely chance ( some say delusionary) that we will get it right as a micro entity of Nigeria. Just like Donald Trump said recently that Africa needs to be re-colonised, has independence solved Africa’s problems? Ask your fathers, grandparents and great grandparents if they were not better off during the colonial period. Read books too.

But the Biafrans must be prepared for the consequences. and should be prepared for the like of Rochas , Pius Anyim, Nnamani, Sam Egwu and Orji Uzor Kalu et al to rule them. I don’t thing I should talk more on this.

NB: This piece is strictly addressed to the Biafran agitators and their sympathisers which may be a micro percentage of the Igbos. Any reference to the larger unsympathetic group is unintended and highly regretted. Thanks for ur understanding

Additional credits : Tunde Salam, Rose P Graham


Son: Dad, I want to get married
Dad: First, tell me you are sorry
Son: For what?
Dad: Say sorry
Son: But for what? What did I do?
Dad: Just say sorry
Son: But…What have I done wrong?
Dad: I said, say sorry
Son: Why???
Dad: Say Sorry!!
Son: Please… Just tell me why?!
Dad: Say sorry…
Son: OK Dad, I am sorry
Dad: Uhun… you’ve just qualified for marriage.
When you learn to say sorry for no reason at all,
then you are ready to get married!
I can never forget this, It was in Rev Omar Pela’s
He told a story of how on a particular morning,
his wife stormed into the room with a moody
look on her face.. Being a gentleman, he asked,
sweetheart what’s wrong? She said, nothing!
(you know when a lady tells you…nothing. irk!).
So he impressed further, You don’t sound fine
dear… She replied, I said I’m fine! He said at
that moment he tried to replay in his head, if
there was any misunderstanding previously… He
couldn’t remember any. So, not to cause any
tension at home, he decided to continue his
study in church office…
As he picked the car keys to leave, the wife
blurted.. So you are going to leave without
showing concern or care.
He said at that point he was angry and
shouted… Did I not ask you? What else do you
want me to do… So he slammed the door and
On getting to the car downstairs about to start
the car… The Holy spirit asked him, if someone
passes by now and mistakenly hit his leg on a
stone, what would you say? He replied, I will tell
the person sorry. The Holy spirit asked again, did
you cause the person to hit his leg on the stone?
He said no! Then why would you say sorry for
what you didn’t cause?…
He said instantly he got the message the Holy
spirit was trying to pass across… that you don’t
have to be the cause to say sorry. So he got
back upstairs, his wife looking at him angrily…
Then he said, sweetheart I’m sorry…
She just wrapped her arm around him and sobs.
What a wonder! He said he was left speechless
and wondering..
Dear friends, stop justifying yourself. Can you
just tell him/her you are sorry even if it was your
partner’s fault? I am “SORRY” can make that
relationship work! God bless you.

Naija’s version of the Rule of Law

Crooked Rule of Law in Nigeria

1. With rule of law, James Ibori was set free in Nigeria by a judge but he was sent to prison in London by a judge under the same rule of law and the same matter.
2. With the same rule of law Meina the former pension boss was asked to pay n270,000 by a judge when he was found guilty of stealing n270bn
3. Under our rule of law, Junior brother of Lucky Igbenedion was asked to pay n30,000 when he was found guilty of stealing n30bn state fund.
4. With rule of law, Farouk Lawan subsidy scam is nowhere to be found.
5. With rule of law, former gov peter Odili went to court and get an order which instructed EFCC not to probe his activities when he was a governor of river state
6. With Rule of law, Stella Odua secured a court order that no agency will probe his activities as minister of Aviation and a judge in his moral and legal wisdom granted such an order,
7. With rule of law, Abacha family is laying claim over returned Abacha loot,
. . . .BUT IF IT IS A POOR CITIZEN. . . . .
A 30 years old man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for Duping his company in Lagos
And many other related cases of this nature but the most ugly part of it is that all the people who are victims of this development and who acknowledged the rot in our judicial sector are now against the crack down in our Judiciary by DSS.
They are now quoting all kind of constitution in defence of arrested Judges.
Thank God that at last NBA finally comes back to their senses, i just hope that confusion will soon hit the NJC so that they will start doing the needful.

Credits: Chidozie Nduka Okafor Emmanuel