Saraki’s Criminal Career and the Danger of Exonerating Him Too Soon, By Pius Adesanmi




ABUJA (Sundiata Post) Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is a career criminal. He has a lot to answer for. I have spent much of my adult life in the hope that he will one day answer for Societe Generale Bank, eight years of wanton looting of Kwara state’s treasury as Governor, all the crimes in his CCT rap sheet, Panama Papers, illicit acquisitions in London, etc. It goes on and on.

The incompetent Nigerian authorities have been unable to bring him to book for any of this long list of “legitimate crimes”. Instead, they are going after him for the implausible crime of sponsoring armed robbery. You play politics to the point of giving a gift to your adversary.

They learnt nothing from Fayose’s claim to persecution and how this has overshadowed his looting crimes from poultry to Dasuki.

Like his peers in Nigerian politics, Saraki of course uses cultists and thugs for the usual things they use them for. He is a godfather of cultists, thugs, and touts. Sahara Reporters has been reporting on that for ages.

But to make that leap to sponsorship of armed robbery?

Nigeria is very frustrating.

Someone who should spend the rest of his life in jail for a long laundry list of corruption and associated pen robbery crimes has just received a gift of legitimate victimhood from the Nigerian authorities!

Saraki will of course overcome this one and become a new champion of the struggle against tyranny, oppression, impunity, and abuse of state power!

And Nigerians?

They crown heroes easily…

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Ps: Because you never know with Naija politicians, if what I am calling implausible turns out to be true, I’ll accept all the tomatoes on my face!

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