Gbenga Komolafe, General Secretary, Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria (FIWON), today, posted on his verified Facebook account, the reasons DCP Abba Kyari doesn’t interest him.
Note that Komolafe, who studied at the University of Ibadan, is a human rights activist and trade unionist, concerned about growing poverty/inequality in our world.
He is also the former Senior Program Officer at Solidarity Center, Abuja.
Please, read through this piece for his reasons on Kyari.
I just don’t know why DCP Abba Kyari doesn’t interest me. Maybe because I have heard and read about this guy’s multiple heists; how he confiscates suspects’ properties and bank accounts, kills suspects after dispossessing them etc, etc, for so long that I just couldn’t be surprised.
My shock is that supposedly informed Nigerians have been expressing surprise that the guy was maybe set up in the Hushpuppy melodrama (Hushpuppy! the name itself sounds as dimwitted as the bearer of the name).
But two guys called me today to ask my views about the Abba Kyari mess, one of them a journalist. He wants me to write something on FB and he would use it in his media…
The point is that the Nigeria Police Force is a creation of British colonialism. It is a brutal force employed to kill, steal and destroy. They were the enablers of colonial plunder, suppression, oppression, humiliation and destruction of the ‘native’; not just his person but his culture and essence.
The neo-colonial police has not been refined by the fact of nominal flag independence since 1960. Rather, they have perfected their new roles as enforcers of suppression of popular anger and protests against the new plunderers in black skin.
Why should anyone begrudge ‘smart’ individual players in these murky roles like Kyari and their predilection for helping themselves?
How can anyone be a daily witness to the multiple crimes against humanity committed by the politicians and their big business allies without attempting to also do something for the self?
I think the real crime of Kyari was in being a little too loud, a little too glib, a little too reckless to go international in his heists.
Who can know just how many Kyaris are out there proudly wearing their well starched uniforms of proportioned self-enrichment, killing, maiming the poor and the ‘uncooperative’ rich while at it?