Abdullahi Adamu: Spurious Allegations Against An Innocent Monkey
Nigeria News takes a look at the missing N70 million from the custody of Senator Abdullahi Adamu and other matters.
Another N70 million is missing and it has been traced to Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the former Chairman of the senate northern caucus.
He was suspended on Wednesday for failing to produce the money by the Senate. As a matter of fact, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the plenary announced Adamu’s suspension.
However, the disdain about this missing fund is that an unidentified monkey is alleged to have stolen it. Just as a snake swallowed N36 million belonging to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board in Makurdi, Benue State two weeks ago.
It looks like the smaller animals in the animal kingdom are out to take their own share of the national cake. Hmmm, this country is steadily becoming a joke when politicians will loot, only to allege other little creatures of committing the fraud.
Though Adamu was not bold enough to mention the monkey, another northern senator, representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani disclosed how monkeys attacked the farms of some senators, including that of Adamu.
It seems Adamu had kept the cash in the farm but lost it to the rampaging monkeys. That was how bogus our politicians have become lately. They tell lies against animate and inanimate organisms to save their skin.
From investigations, Adamu’s problem would have been kept a secret but his eloquence in the Senate over the reordering of the 2019 election timetable opened up his errors.
The Senate reordered the timetable, which of course did not favour President Muhammadu Buhari and his allies, including Adamu at the red chamber.
Adamu vehemently opposed the reordering and paid the price with his chairmanship seat and of course allegation of N70 million fraud.
Adamu has been speaking loud in the last few days. He boldly attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for asking President Buhari not to run for the second term.
He claimed to be a saint when he alleged Obasanjo of bribing the former federal lawmakers to realise third term agenda. Adamu is not a saint himself as shown by the N70 million missing funds.
One expects the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to move into action now. It is very clear now that some banks do not want to help the politicians launder money anymore and what the public officers do is burying the cash in their farms, soak away or stashed it inside an uncompleted building.
Some politicians go as far as burying money in the cemetery and before they begin to allege the dead of stealing their looted funds, the anti-graft agency will have to find ways of arresting the current anomalies.
It is obvious that many banks cannot endure this current administration of Muhammadu Buhari just because less money is being laundered and those banks that still do it ensure that they do not create Bank Verification Numbers for some account owners, according to the EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu.
The banks connive with some public funds looters to keep the loots but for those who cannot enter such agreement, the money is stashed in the bush for monkeys and snakes to feed on.
Wither the monkeys and snakes. They are innocent victims of corrupt public servants.