The scriptures are clear on this matter. We ought all the time to inform ourselves the reality and that, because the Good Lord stated, shall set us free. One of many pitfalls of this democracy, nay this republic, is that corruption is about stealing, but additionally about lies.
Generally we play down the world of lies and focus solely on the thieving, and on this republic we have now seen brazen and elaborate theft by those that ought to shield our patrimony. Additionally footloose mendacity.
What democracy enjoins us is for a republic to be true to itself. Therefore the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has turned laser eyes on fairly just a few public officers who’ve acted as fats cats in command of our fishes and grown even fatter doing so.
One of many individuals below such scrutiny is the previous governor of Abia State, Theodore A. Orji, who made headlines when the EFCC reeled out prices towards him whereas in workplace as a two-term helmsman.
The man has confessed to fairly just a few astounding particulars, particularly to the way in which billions of safety votes have been disbursed throughout his stewardship by one Felix whose surname we’re nonetheless to be furnished with. The previous governor has responded to prices of financial spending, which he stated was handed to safety officers just like the navy, the police and others. He additionally stated he did the identical to lawmakers and likewise conventional rulers.
Not one of the lawmakers or conventional rulers and even members of the safety have come as much as say none of their folks collected cash throughout his tenure. That reveals that corruption is a shared vice on this society, and when it’s time for reckoning solely the “oga on the prime” reveals up within the dock. There usually isn’t any paper path or doc in what in Nigeria known as “chop and clear mouth.” The one mouth that’s grubby with oil and crumbs is that of the one that carries the can. She or he turns into a weird type of martyr for them.
So Orji is awaiting the EFCC on that. However Orji says regardless of all that’s completed, some properties have been hitched to his identify, and denies they belong to him, even when EFCC have stated they belong to him. They embrace the Abia Mall, which he says belongs to the state authorities with Professional/M Ltd and funded by Ecobank, BENAC Accommodations owned by a non-public enterprise man and proprietor of BENAC Ltd. One other such property is the Property situated on the former ministry of works. Orji’s of us say it’s owned by Trademore Ltd, an organization with actual estates throughout Nigeria. Additionally one other Property now below development at former Isi Gate, in accordance with them, belongs to Trademore. The fifth is Amaokwei Property, which he says belongs to the Abia State authorities.
The paperwork, not claims, ought to settle the matter. And courts must peruse the paperwork and inform who owns what. As Apostle Paul says, “We will do nothing towards the reality, however for the reality.” Allow us to not dangle him earlier than the courtroom says so. Let the legislation take its course.