Still on policing in Edo

Last week, after the gruesome murder of my younger brother on his way to Benin from my village, I had raised very curious questions about the way of policing and the response one gets from the Nigeria Police. While we were still negotiating with the kidnappers who made away with two of my uncles having mauled down Suleiman, the Edo State Police Command was parading some fellows on Television as those behind the incident. In fact, the Edo Police gladly declared that they had apprehended the killers of Suleiman Afegbua…

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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…

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