For the first time Nigeria first issued a bench arrest warrant for Government Tompolo before “going after him”…if they have.
This was highly unusual. Typically the EFCC simply raids your house and arrests you and detains you for some days first before you possibly get to court.
The DSS sends its boys to pick you up and keeps you for as long as it deems necessary and then releases you or keeps keeping you. With the case of the Kogi guys, late Audu’s son and Faleke, DSS just went to their homes and got them. No invitation, no nothing. Court orders are entertainment along the journey.
Buratai, we know his ways too well. If he assumes you are a nuiscance to his beliefs, he just goes to all you and your friends homes, bombs the ish out of them, fires and burns everyone who tries to escape, demolishes your houses and exhumes the graves of your lost ones; and then when he finds you, pumps six shots in you, bursts your eyeballs, drags you on your behind by your feet and arrests you and hundreds of your friends and passerbys loaded in a wheel barrow to never see the day of light or your legally authorized visitors for months.
So what has happened with the case of Government Tompolo. A man above the average citizen whose name says exactly what he has been in Nigeria, a “Government” of his own, with his military brigades? Why did the DSS not first pick him up months ago? Why did the EFCC not simply pick him up as it does the weaker and better behaved of us? Why did Buratai, the “defender of Nigeria’s democracy,” not raid him for so many reasons and arrest him in a wheelbarrow, dead or alive? Has Buratai not yet deployed the Zaria tactical highly efficient massacre-battalion to the creeks?
For the first time Nigeria’s amusing government went to court first and got a court order for his arrest. Wow! And now they are calling his cell phone, urging him to come in as bombs of men related to him start destroying our pipelines in a time when the cost of production of oil nearly equals the price it is sold for?
Interesting and revealing times, no doubt.