When the chicken comes home to roost

To “roost”, a noun, refers to a resting place for birds, e.g., branch of a tree, nest, etc. This saying, “the chickens have come home to roost”, is employed to tell someone that he has to face the consequences of his past deeds, even if committed long ago. This is the sorry state of things today, because those Nigerians who ought to speak when it mattered most, demurred, either out of fear, or outright complicity. Edmund Burke once theorized that why evil continues to thrive is because good men sit…