by Usman Dandare,
When someone develops a persistent and intense fear of justice, he may fear retribution for some type of criminal activity. People who engage in criminal activities are obviously more likely to develop this disorder having something ugly to hide, or having a criminal record which might prompt some sort of fear for the unknown. People with this kinda feelings will more often develop a fear of imprisonment or incarceration, the idea of being locked up and placed under controlled can be very off-putting and frightening. This fear of justice is called ‘Dikephobia.’
As strange as it may seem, persons with this phobia tends to typically suffer certain abnormalities such as; extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea and the inability to articulate words or sentences. Affected persons may also experience strange emotions and when faced with triggers, they will feel nervous or anxious around anyone or anything related to the justice system. When someone is healthy and free of guilt, he will welcome justice as a natural way of ordering the universe but when he fear justice, it is a signal that something is weighing upon him and creating stress. Dikephobia also causes instant heart failure, hypertension and even death.
Buhariphobia on the other hand simply means ‘fear of Muhammadu Buhari’. In reality, the fear of President Muhammadu Buhari literally means a constant and incurable fear of honesty, justice, anti-corruption, discipline, probity, integrity, doggedness, hard work, and good governance. Persons suffering from Buhariphobia are usually individuals whom have in one way or the other compromised corruption, impunity, or religious bigotry.
To the corrupt, Buhariphobia means a life threatening disease born out of a chronic fear of facing the anti-corruption hammer of President Buhari, which in many instances has led to several cases of heart attack, hypertension, and sudden death.
In view of the aforementioned, one needs no miracle to ascertain what led to Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha’s sudden death. The chief breathed his last breath in the early morning hours of Saturday October 10, 2015 at a Port Harcourt-based teaching hospital but the real factor that led to his demise still remain unknown, thus prompting several arguments and heated debates among Nigerians.
Initially, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was arrested and detained in London on charges of money laundering amounting to a cash sum of £1m found in his London home, and later the London Metropolitan police found a total of £1.8m ($3.2m) in cash and bank accounts belonging to him in September 2005. He was charged to court by the British police but later released on bail, Alamieyeseigha – whom i learned how to pronounce his name just yesterday – jumped bail in December 2005 from United Kingdom by disguising himself in woman clothes and ran away to Nigeria. Upon his arrival, he got re-arrested here in Nigeria and was impeached as the governor of Bayelsa state, before the then government of former President Obasanjo arraigned him before a federal high court. On July 26, 2007, Alamieyeseigha pleaded guilty of a six count charges and was handed a two years sentence on each charge, only to be released on July 27 just hours after being taken to prison due to the time already served waiting for trial. He was later granted a state pardon on March 12, 2013 by his former deputy who later became Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Thinking that the end of the matter had been seen not knowing that the nemesis of his inhuman atrocities are still not over yet, the late chief was obviously shocked and rattled by the re-opening of his corruption cases by the no-nonsense government of President Muhammadu Buhari, with even plans to have him extradited back to the United Kingdom where he was declared wanted ten years back for criminally jumping a bail and money laundering. What made Chief Alamieyeseigha even more shocked and perturbed was the emanating plethora of reports in which it was revealed that the British Government had determined to resurrect an outstanding case of money laundering against him and had officially requested for his extradition to London.
Once the news broke, the chief immediately seized to function and suddenly collapsed, he was rushed to a teaching hospital in Port Harcourt on 8 October where he was placed on life supporting machine but luckily for him and unlucky for the ongoing crusade against corruption, the chief was smarter enough to cheat justice and bid farewell to life unannounced.
From the look of things surrounding his demise, the real cause of Chief Alamieyeseigha’s death is obviously written in bold. It is real that the fear of President Buhari’s anti-corruption hammer and fear of being extradited to the United Kingdom to answer allegations of money laundering and pay the price of jumping bail were undoubtedly responsible for the sudden collapse of the late Bayelsa state governor. Alamieyeseigha’s health condition worsened soon after the news got to him that he would be extradited to UK from where he disguised in women clothes and jumped bail in 2005, ASAP, he wasted no time before slipping into coma.
No doubt, Chief Alamieyeseigha died over fear of extradition to the United Kingdom to face justice (dikephobia) coupled with that of the no-nonsense Muhammadu Buhari (buhariphobia).
Consonantly, family members and close associates of Alamieyeseigha whom are doing all they can to cover up that the late chief died a natural way were however blaming hypertension for his death. Nonetheless, i agreed, but as long as i will continue to agree that Chief Alamieyeseigha died a natural death caused by hypertension, they must also concur with me that his hypertension must have obviously escalated after he got wind of his inevitable extradition, quiet knowing who Muhammadu Buhari is and how easier it is for the president to extradite him without giving a damn.
Meanwhile, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha have departed for the land of no-return and has gone forever, he has luckily elude justice but there are several other corrupt government officials whom have siphoned the nation’s wealth akin to Alamieyeseigha and even more corrupt than him, majority of whom have received invitations from the nation’s anti-graft agencies over allegations of corruption while others are yet to be put on noticed. Those already invited or about to be invited have adopted their own dubious version of dikephobia, they rather pretend to be sick and fly abroad for medication than to stay back and answer corruption charges against them, all for the fear of justice and the fear of facing the anger of President Muhammadu Buhari.
We all heard that the embattled former minister of petroleum, Diezanni Allison-Madueke is on admission at a London-based hospital after undergoing a cancer surgery. The former vice president, Arc Namadi Sambo is also in a United States hospital for a jumper-knee surgery while the immediate past presidential adviser on Niger Delta Amnesty Program, Kingsley Kuku, is also undergoing similar knee surgery in the United States too. Indeed, the fear of Buhari is not only the beginning of wisdom but also the beginning of heart attack, high blood pressure, cancer and knee injuries.
Now that the thieving elites are faking one sickness to the next, it shouldn’t be any surprise if you wake up tomorrow and hear that another big name looter is dead.
As President Buhari has swore by the sword to bring all corrupt government officials to book and the thieving elites have vowed to go the other way than to stay and face justice.
It is just a coincidence that Chief Alamieyeseigha will be the first to die of Buhariphobia, more and more looters are on the queue and will go same way as soon as President Buhari’s anti-corruption war kickoff in full unless they surrender themselves to justice.
And with the ongoing anti-corruption crusade gaining momentum by the day, it is clear that several treasury looters would join Alamieyeseigha sooner or later, the only bugaboo one cannot categorically stand bold to squelch is; after Alamieyeseigha, who’s next? But definitely, someone would be next.