You know, they know and I know that these children of the
rich and powerful are guilty as charged, so what are we going to do about it?
Nothing, e si oun a se! We say that in my secondary
school days in Ondo. It captures all these rigmarole about flexing muscles,
power and hot air as if we do not live in
It is interesting the way money disappears in
I must say that in some cases, we have heard reports of
crowd stoning looters, their fathers in
These stories can not be true. In
Who are the protectors of their children during the initiations, naming, birthday or loafing ceremonies? As the police, their usual protector, tried to shield them, these ungrateful crowd were throwing stones. If someone serves you well, why would you be throwing stones knowing that someone may get hurt?
Somehow, their children are not bothered. You see, Nigerians are fair minded people. No guilt by association. If we start targeting the beneficiaries of their loot, may be the money will become too hot to pass along. Fear of being stoned with cronies in public may help.
Instead of adorning looters and their beneficiaries; use stones, calls of Onyeosi, Barawo, and Ole each time they stepped into public view, we may be on our way to some of the solutions we think we don't have. It did not cost us money or sweat, just indignation. If we could not get them to appear at Oputa Panel, they have to appear in public someday.
Everyday we see what is done with the money. These children
marry lavishly to whom? They travel out on shopping spree as if they just won a
billion and come back in private jets, no guilt. If there is rule of law, go
and seize their properties until they give an account of where they got the
money from. We are not blind. Some have been caught red handed smuggling hard
currencies in presidential planes, dressed as women with big butts full of
dollars and big boobs full of pound sterling, yet they walk into
The children of the rich, by their deeds, tell us what is
In case some of you think those overseas police are honest. Our honest Governors know how to prove their greed and you wrong. So, just to test them, some money had been left in their care. We found out that in many cases they stole out of the loot. You see, those foreign police are crooks too. They stole more money from our looters than Nigerian police who are not as greedy. In many cases, Nigerian police for pittance will help the looters cart billions away, so that they are not attacked in public.
Cowardly, we become informants for foreign police giving
them information to prosecute them abroad since we can not do it unhindered at
home. If we tried at home, we get warped. We have a friend who was flung so
I hope this jealousy does not kill us. These children do not bother anyone. They are very humble and also respect their elders. Look at how many old men come to their parties. Indeed, the father of one of them claimed they also help their classmates and usually establish legitimate businesses with them. Yet we will not leave them alone. Their only problem according to another father is their names. There are also testimonies that certain magazine appreciates them, noted as Young Billionaires' club. Poor us, because we can not join them, we started spreading rumors about them. Jealousy will kill some people.
In many civilized countries, these children are worshipped
as gods. Take the royal family in
It is the same Nigerians who want our leaders to pass their accomplishments to the next generation and the leaders are doing exactly that with their loots. We have been to all the witches we can find, all the magicians even those with white skins, red skins and the yellows amongst us. They all tell us the same thing. We have to change our bad habits. Maybe we are trying to say they do not know their job well; as one of my uncles would say. He went to a doctor who told him to stop smoking. He came back home and reported him to my mother. He said he used to respect the doctor because he was highly educated and lettered. Little did he realize that the doctor was a dummy. When he was asked why, he said the doctor told him to stop smoking!
Receivers of stolen properties are just as guilty. We have
to make sure that once our money is stolen, they will never find a graceful
place to aggrandize themselves. It is getting harder to hide in Europe and