Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Tafa in chains

Tafa Balogun has just been convicted. He was given only a six month sentence which is very lenient. What the sentence does though is present a prominent scalp to Nigerians on charges of dodginess. I cannot remember this ever happening. The picture of him wearing an elegant blue babanriga adorned with handcuffs is a very poignant one. It's similar to the British joke about women having decent knickers on just in case they're involved in an accident and a paramedic ends up seeing them. Dignity must not just be preserved, but ensured. I sincerely hope this is the first of many scalps for the EFCC.