“If it takes my life, so be it.” – Sahara reporter to Senator Dino Melaye
Melaye and online media outlet, Sahara Reporters is getting deeper than even
the Atlantic Ocean as the days passes.
screenshot of an email received from London School of Economics and Political
Science stating that they have no confirmation of Dino Melaye attending its
page stating, “If it takes my life, so be it. If it means another unjust ruling
asking for damages for thieves. So be it.”
Dino Melaye promised to ‘send me to jail’ over the recent unraveling of his
questionable educational background. While some are worried, appalled, alarmed
and concerned and even scared about this declaration, it had me thinking
differently. I am a Nigerian citizen who had been through torture,
humiliations, and incarceration by dictators in uniform between 1992-1999
before I eventually left Nigeria.
Nigerian Senator in a democratic era could make this proclamation is indeed a
sign that our democratic transition was a farce, particular when you’ve now
noticed that Mr. Melaye was sitting at the feet of one of Nigeria’s worst
military dictators, Ibrahim Babangida just a week ago.
of notable investigative journalists of our time, Dele Giwa, by way of a parcel
bomb. Another thing Melaye shares in common with Babangida and his killer squad
was using libel lawsuits to silence inquisitions.
Dele Giwa and asked to pay damages to Halilu Akilu.
run away from criminals running the Nigerian political space until they are
defeated, and their ideologies of greed, bloodiness, and avarice are entirely
abandoned and discredited forever (Apology to Bob Marley).
asking for damages for thieves. So be it. We must take our space back from the
10 percenters, drug dealers, certificate forgers, money launderers, political
manipulators, and assassins.