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Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:09

How Not To Deal With A Scandal – A Response To The Femi Fani Kayode Diatribes

Written by Obi Enweze



In the bad old days in political Chicago, the very corrupt and unscrupulous politicians were notorious for underhand dealings. Then reformers finally got an upper hand and were investigating and tossing corrupt Chicago machine politicians into jails left, right, and center! During that period marked by numerous investigations, the usual refrain in Chicago was, “admit nothing, agree to nothing, and when confronted with facts, overwhelm them with bullshit.”


Here is why: the overzealous reform prosecutors got carried away and started dragging in every body that even said as little as "hi" to the so called “known bad guys” to the tribunals. Some perfectly innocently people, instead of disputing allegations with clear readily available facts, resorted with emotional raving and ranting and tossing of kitchen sink at their accusers, and the “how dare you question my integrity”, and other crude stuff. In the heat of the scandal they ended up looking, if not guilty, suspicious. I heard this story from a friend, Ike Ezife who currently resides in Chicago.


Of course when the dust settled, and the facts came out, most items turned out to be mere tempest in a tea cup, mostly in the “twisted mind”, or to quote Joe Igbokwe , in the minds of “some irrationally exuberant commentators.” The once likable, Joe Igbokwe is here quoted with a footnote, because he turned out to be even more irrational and exuberant than those he branded with those inauspicious titles.  Sadly, the minatory Joe Igboekwe ended up being balefully driven.


This is about how Fashola came to overwhelm Nigerians with bullshit and in the process provided a fertile field for ethnic jingoists like Kayode to literally provoke a fecal fall out in Nigeria.


The Fashola government failed woefully in handling the outcry over the forceful seizure, illegal detention, and dumping of poor Nigerians at a dangerous location in Onitsha in an ungodly hour.


First, Fashola called these deportees,  “urchins, mentally unstable and destitute.”  When reminded that the poor are humans too, he recanted and a litany of errors followed:


The hard-working  Governor Fashola, then tried to justify his dubious action by claiming that, fundamental human rights are not absolute rights.  Another load of bullshit!  A trailer load in fact. The position of the Nigerian constitution is that freedom of movement is fundamental and guaranteed, period.  This means that every Nigerian has the inalienable right of free ingress into other States, and egress from them too.  Therefore, for a governor to forcefully seize, detain people and then order their “deportation” is wrong.


Finally, an exasperated Fashola, then suggested that his actions should be justifiably excused because other governors are guilty of the same crime.   How that makes it right or lawful in Fashola’s eyes is another attempt to overwhelm us with bullshit.


The profundity of the crime committed can be seen from the arguments about the number of human lives involved. Some say 72,  others argue 70.  Fashola claimed 14. Another trailer load of same bad stuff.


Predictably, people were livid and outraged. The chat groups lit up with raw emotions.  Then the theater of the absurd took a grave turn.  Some politicians saw it as an opportunity to replenish their political fortunes.   Desperate tribal jingoists came to play and ethnic bigots found a fertile field to plough


Enters Femi Fani Kayode


Enters the corruptly-enriched, failed politician, and ethnic bigot called Femi Fani-Kayode. He tried without success to exploit the opportunity with a view to redeeming his badly damaged name. By SSS accounts, allegation of torture of innocent Nigerians, murder plots, drug abuse, and unspeakable vices he committed with his Ghanaian wife were hanging over his head.


See report by Enobong Umohette who was Chief Security Officer to Femi Fani Kayode, by clicking here:


Excerpt, “Femi Fani-Kayode had agreed that having Mr. Ekundayo Asaju shot would be suspicious. He proposed that the preferred way would be to stage his killing as an accident. Two methods came to his mind: ARSON or the POISONING of the central water supply of his residence wherever he lived.


Fani-Kayode got exasperated with waiting on my regular seemingly unending ‘progress reports’ and fumed with urgency. During one of his regular libidinous binges in an Apapa hotel, he secretly called up some old-time narcotic-day friends, who recommended some mercenary thugs in Apapa to help him ‘fix’ whoever was troubling him. He gave the impression that he needed the thugs to just beat up and roughen somebody, but my insider amongst the group tipped me off and kept me posted with every move that was made in this grizzly affair. Bottom line is that Ekundayo Asaju would have been killed on the spot, by whatever violent means necessary.


The plot was to lure Ekundayo Asaju out for a scoop with a fictitious British national who was a regular visitor to Nigeria, who was impressed with the journalist’s work and wanted to meet with him for an interview. This was for Fani-Kayode the easiest and oldest trick in the book to exterminate a journalist eager to get information.


As this plot was revealed to me, I immediately intervened by secretly causing conflicting telephone calls to go to the journalist and to go to the leader of his ‘mercenary squad’ who was funded and equipped with new GSM phones and lines by Fani-Kayode for this project. Through these interventions, I ensured that there was never a time where Ekundayo Asaju met with this “British” national at any agreed rendezvous. I sent messages to Ekundayo Asaju to warn him never to pursue a meeting with any individual unknown to him unless it was in broad daylight in his office.” by  Enobong Umohette who was Chief Security Officer to Femi Fani Kayode.


The same Femi Fani-Kayode with the sordid record of murder, mayhem, torture and rape, saw in the debate a golden opportunity to ingratiate himself to the embattled governor for a contract.  The same  minister of aviation  who mismanaged, if not embezzled 19.2 Billion Naira contract money for the renovation of an airport in Lagos is today professing to be a lover of Lagos.

To Fani’s  shock and dismay, Nigerians from all ethnic groups were waiting for him and they did not spare him.  A desperate Femi Fani-Kayode issued a series of apologizes in quick succession.  First he apologized for shamelessly boasting about his youthful escapades with women who are now happily married; malice written all over him. Three more apologies followed. Nigerians were unimpressed. Fani began to threaten legal actions.


Femi Fani-Kayode, many asserted, was being a chip of the old block, a rascal after his father who was a vicious thug that engaged in arson, murder and inflicted serious bodily harms on those who opposed his politics in his on and off relationship with Chief Obafemi Awolowo.


See quote from an eyewitness,  Femi Aribisala, who as a terrified 13 years old child endured horror due to the crudest form of political hooliganism by  Remi Fani-Kayode (Fani-Power), the late father of Femi Fani Kayode. Click here


Excerpt, “the year was 1965. I was an innocent starry-eyed 13 year-old and Nigeria was in turmoil. It was the era of the “wetie,” when the houses of politicians and key public-figures were burnt down in the brouhaha that was then Western Nigeria.We lived in Oke-Ado in Ibadan and our next-door neighbour was Chief Ogundiran, a minister in the government of Chief S.L. Akintola, the Premier of the Western Region. (Ogundiran was famous for only wearing white.) In the spirit of the times, a mob came early one morning and burnt down his house. He jumped out of the window and managed to escape.

Fani-Power, Fani-igbo: I was having private lessons in Mathematics at the home of a colleague, Enitan Abiodun, when we heard the noise of a crowd outside. We rushed to the veranda to see Chief Remi Fani-Kayode (alias Fani-Power), then Deputy Governor of the Western Region, standing on the seat of a moving convertible. He was surrounded by a mob, which was shouting and hailing him. On hearing the noise, Enitan’s mother rushed to the veranda shouting “Awo!” only to discover that the people outside were not supporters of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, but those of his arch-enemies.


The shout of “Awo!” by Mrs. Abiodun brought the procession to a screeching halt.


“Who said that? Who said that?” demanded the mob, enraged.


“Fani-Power” turned and looked up at us. His eyes were the usual blood-shot red. At the time, many claimed it was because he regularly smoked Indian-hemp. Fani-Kayode pointed to our building and identified to his thugs that the offending shout came from our direction. We did not know that the floor of the convertible he was standing in was loaded with empty bottles. His thugs reached for the bottles and rained them down on us as we all scrambled back inside the house for dear life.” From Femi Aribisala.


Any half-decent person will not engage a man who lacks proper parental upbringing. Femi’s Fani-Power, engaged in arson and murder during operation Wetie.  Little surprise then that Femi Fani-Kayode took after his Dad.  We have all read the direct and credible testimony of the man who was closest to Femi Fani-Kayode.  We have also read the intrigues, the murder plots, poisoning, arsons, and other crimes as detailed by his own Chief Security Officer,  Enobong Umohette.   We all know that, Femi Fani-Kayode is a looter who stole billions and often raves and rants about his loot.


Femi Fani-Kayode, mongered hate, spewed bile infested message and received the same exact type of response. A few younger Nigerians overmatched him in the mud fight that he got himself into.


When he noticed that responsible people were ignoring him, he declared himself a winner in the “war of garbage.” He boisterously announcing that he is now Achilles with intellectual powers that remain un-matched. His choice of Achilles as a hero is interesting, given that Achilles, who legends considered invulnerable in all his body, died as a result of a very small wound in his heel.   To the extend that, Femi-Fani-Kayode used the instrumentalities of the state and hired assassins to track down and eliminate his perceived challengers and enemies, Femi Fani-Kayode, was actually dreaded (his Achilles comparision).  His name then meant fear, fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fears of being killed, fear of death, and fears of losing life, property, family members or means of livelihood, BUT, just like his hero Achilles died of a small wound in his heels, Femi Fani-Kayode is gradully dying of a malignant wound in his mouth.


Obi Enweze was the Sec. General of NADECO USA/Canada and a Director of Radio NADECO.

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