FROM SYLVESTER OROMONI TO CHIMDALU ONYEKWULUJE: I DO NOT DEMAND JUSTICE FROM AN UNJUST SYSTEM, A TESTED NEST OF KILLERS
Today, I have pulled myself up from a place of burdensome concerns for the precious African children to do this advocacy.
Please note that the advocacy is not for justice for Sylvester Oromoni, Chimdalu Onyekwuluje and all other precious children, who have died in the hands of the Nigerian state and its agents, under the watch of those saddled with the responsibilities of protecting them.
I have never been under the illusion that the Nigerian state is capable of giving any of inhabitants justice including animals, not to talk of our precious children. Thus, I have never demanded for justice for anyone in my lifetime as an advocate from the Nigerian state. The Nigerian state and its handlers have not respect for the dignity of human person. If you have been around for how long I have been, over 5 decades, you will recall that no murder case, particularly those who make it to the public domain have been revolved, particularly when the Nigerian state and its cohorts are fingered as possible suspects.
I was 16 years old when Dele Giwa was blown off by a letter bomb and Gani Fawehinmi accused IBB, Halilu Akilu and A.K Togun as the mastermind and our injustice system shielded them till today from having their days in court. Babatunde Elegbede, Olu Omotehinwa, Kudirat Abiola, Alfred Rewane, Bisoye Tejuosho, Suliat Adedeji, Shola Omosola and others too numerous to mention were murdered in cold blood and the system is a peace with itself that their cases are resting under the carpet of perfidy of the Nigerian state and its handlers to live up to its social contract term that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary all of government. Bola Ige, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Nigerian state was not spared, so was Funso Williams.
Wole Soyinka once said that there was a nest of killers in the then ruling People’s Democratic Party. But today, I am for the honest opinion that the Nigerian state is a nest, which breeds and unleashes killers on its inhabitants.
So, what do the deaths of our precious children in schools have to do with the examples I cited here. Well, I guess the point I am trying to make is that the common denominator here is that the Nigerian has no respect for human life and dignity of human person.
If a nation has not found the killer of its serving Attorney General since 2001 and others who could defend themselves, what is the hope of our precious children, who allegedly died under the watch of the schools, which the Nigerian state licensed to offer education, which they have failed to provide for over 13 million Nigerian children
If I do not demand justice, what then do I demand or why do I do this advocacy?
I think tomorrow is another day to find out.
I am Taiwo AKINLAMI