Ace comedian, Alibaba, has lamented the rate at which criminal acts go unpunished in Nigeria, describing it as the reason behind the country’s stagnation.
The comedian on Thursday put up a post on Instagram where he highlighted several instances of criminals failing to get due punishment in the country.
“I said it before, that we got here, where our country now stagnates, as a consequence of what we failed to do, what we allowed and a combination of all we did individually and collectively,” he wrote.
“But most assuredly, as a result of letting evils in our society go unpunished. Someone goes into government, owning only a bungalow, comes out after a term in office with several properties, serious balances in their domiciliary accounts, several cars yet there is no way, that official’s salaries and allowances can fund all those. And when questions are asked, it’s witch hunting.
“How much was your paid tax since you are the owner of all these wealth indicators? How did you make the money?
The comedian lamented that some persons are calling for the freedom of kidnap kingpin Chukwudi Onuamadike, better known as Evans.
He said: “We are not talking petty thieves, who steal food to feed his family. Someone who caused families pain. Made the lives of their victims hell. And even got some killed. How do you people sleep at night?
Ali Baba further noted that corruption is fighting back through the efforts of those who make a living through “lawlessness and illicit” ventures.
“All those who have survived through lawlessness and illicit businesses are the ones fighting back on behalf of corruption. Same goes for so-called unknown soldiers,” he wrote.
“There is a disagreement, next thing a bunch of soldiers will hop on a vehicle raze down a police station, burn down a BRT bus, shoot and maim… And this happens every now and then. Yet no heads roll. That’s why they will do it again. Herdsmen enter someone’s farmland. Trample on planted crops, an ongoing business concern. Even schools. No consequences.
“A legislator opens a colleague’s head with a mace. No punishment. Someone kidnaps a sitting governor and brags about it. Nothing happens to him. You embezzle pensions of elders who served Nigeria. And walk free. You burst pipelines. And get Amnesty of 1.3m monthly. What do I know.”
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