Friday, February 1, 2013

Awada Kerikeri: Ariseko Alao's son permitted by court to exit the country

Nigeria and her many wonders. On daily basis we see what couldn't bee liken to a scene in the popular cinema play of  Baba Sala called "awada kerikei" in almost all aspect of our society. More recently our law courts have not been spared of this show of shame from the 750,000 fine for stealing millions to striking out  electoral cases the bases of technicality.  Another episode of the awda (comedy) has been set in Ikeja high court in Nigeria in which Abdulahi Alao  the son of Arisekola Alao facing a N1.8 billion fuel subsidy fraud charge alongside Mahmud Tukur, son of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; Alex Ochonogor and Eternal Oil Plc preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was given permission by the court to travel oversea for a purported medical check up. 
I only wonder if the learned men of the law society handling the case were not student of history. Many Nigerians on trial by the EFCC in the past had jumped bail and refused to come back for their trial. I smiled i in French when I read that EFCC lawyer consented to the bail on the condition that he will return to continue the case. One may ask distinguished Nigerians, will a man planning of jumping bail admit that he will do so when applying for such?

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