The late Afro beat musician Fela has been vindicated with all the confusion now in the land, the moving around in circles, but still standing in the same spot. It is now clear to everyone that Nigeria has become a failed state, a country of anything can happen.
There is now an entrenched culture of corruption in the land, our leaders are having a field day pillaging our common treasury as the country slowly bleeds to her death. The stench of corruption assaults your nose as you step into Nigeria leaving you breathless. The latest in town now is the “fuel subsidy scam”, where a group of Nigerian oil marketers in collaboration with their friends in government defrauded Nigerians to the tune of a mind boggling sum of N2.6 Trillion Naira. There is now a desperate attempt by these thieves in league with the hoodlums parading as our law makers to cover it all up. But this time around, as Nigerians would say in our local Parlance; God don catch dem, they are now exposing each other making mistakes upon mistakes.
Can you believe, that our Hoodlum Congress men actually discovered this day light robbery by their friends, the most unlikely source. You may agree with me, thieves don’t usually expose each other except in cases of one party trying to be greedy. When the news filtered out that our dishonest law makers has uncovered this unbelievable fraud. Nigerians gullible as they are, started hailing them as being patriotic and repentant. But little did they know that their law makers were only after their own cut from the loot. A young man called Farouk Lawan, known by Nigerians to be one of the few forthright law makers we have, from Kano state was the head of the house ad-hoc committee, that made this startling discovery has now turned out to be the villain to the shock of his admires all over the country. It is now an open secret that he was approached on his capacity as head of the investigating committee to cover up the great rip off. Farouk demanded on behalf of his committee members the sum of $3.5 Million to kill off the investigation. The oil marketers and importers through their leader Zenon Oil Boss Femi Otedola Handed over to Farouk an advanced payment bribe money of $620.000.00 to balance up immediately the committee meets up with their own part of the deal. Femi Otedola without the knowledge of Farouk filmed the exchange of bribe money. Now with the exposure of the bribe exchange, Farouk Lawan initially denied the allegation, he only owned up after Otedola confirmed that he gave Farouk the money and filmed it. Farouk started singing a new song, to defend himself but the song was short in truth and fact. Farouk claims that he encouraged Otedola when approached to give the bribe in other to expose him as a dishonest business man. But his story left a lot of begging questions, why did he not carry the Police along, if he was sincere in exposing this corrupt man. Farouk was also unaware that Otedola marked the dollar bills he gave him. His other story that he informed the speaker of the house of representatives Alhaji Tambullawal of his exchange with Otedola is far from the truth at this stage the investigation. The speaker like other of his colleagues are distancing themselves from him.
The evidence is just too huge and formidable for even our smart government people to cover up. So everyone is been very careful about this case due to the large public out-cry. It’s obvious that this young man’s political career is in total jeopardy and he could go to jail. That is, if the scandal is not covered up by his friends.
African Analyst is now of the opinion that the Nigerian people are now completely helpless, and hostages of a thieving, gluttonous, vultures parading as their leaders. Nigerian people have lost all confidence in these leaders, they cannot be trusted any longer. We are now inviting the international community through the united nation to step in now and salvage what is remaining of Nigeria, before the people take the laws into their hands, we can no longer tolerate a situation where 90% of Nigerians are living in abject poverty while an insignificant 10% are living large at our expense. Time to chase the wicked thieves out is now.