THE PAST IS BACK……..By D-one Ayekooto.
Chief SM Afolabi was a very close friend of OBJ until he started conspiring with Atiku to destabilize OBJ’s government. There is nothing bad in that politically….if you asked me. However, coming to equity requires some degree of sanitation.
Afolabi as Interior Minister had supervised a multi-billion naira Identity Card Project which turned out to be a mere display of callous corruption where billions disappeared without ID cards appearing anywhere. Trust OBJ, he will never miss an opportunity to take a lawful revenge.
OBJ set up a panel to investigate Afolabi and Afolabi was found to be an uncircumcised fellow…….The spirit from Owu has gotten what he wanted. He wanted to press charges which may take Afolabi to a compulsory journey of several miles behind the iron bars…….The latter begged and begged…..even sent Obas and ‘Peace Committee’ to OBJ…….LOL, if OBJ caught you, begging him is a mockery option……prevention is the only cure for OBJ. It was learnt that, during one of the ‘begging’ meetings, OBJ was said to have boasted that only death can save Afolabi from spending about 6 Summers behind bars. Immediately, Afolabi took the other option…..preferring a golden casket to a worthless iron bars and ordinary metal handcuffs!
There was also a man that called himself DSP, defender of the Ijaws……there is nothing wrong defending your people……Ken Saro Wiwa did it and even in his death, he was not just a hero to the Ogonis but also to everyone! But DSP, who was also an associate of Atiku and a plotter of OBJ’s downfall, forgot to take the issue of sanitation seriously……..he was caught pants down in London with a lot of Bayelsa tubers of yam. He did not stop at that, he jumped bail and disguised like Bayelsa’s First Lady…..whereas he was a man. DSP fell like a pack of cards spent some months in prison……released. The Ijaw man who subsequently came to power believed that DSP only stole Ijaw yam, that is Ijaw’s problem not anybody’s. He pardoned his fellow brother with impunity.
LATER, the king that knew Joseph died……..And DSP can only escape with Ijaw yams but never with the British law. His past came calling……unfortunately, at the retirement age of 63 while preparing to install Dickson and take a rest, his past came calling…….thereby fulfilling the word of the gospel in Luke Chapter 12:
“And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry. But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Hmmmmmmmm………For SM Afolabi and Alamiyesigha, their cases are CLOSED here on earth but the lessons are there for their successors!
What option will Kashamu, GEJ and others take???? There are others like IBB and Atiku who will join the list very soon…….Don’t be too much in a haste…….No corruption will torment us again… Buhari is the past that is knocking your doors now……..Do not fear the knocker but fear the consequences of your own actions!
published with permission from D-One Ayekooto