Modibbo Kawu Fraud Scandal: NGO asks Kwarans to beware of corrupt and fake freedom fighters

It is no longer news that the Federal Government has filed corruption charges against the Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu for fraud to the tune of whooping N2.5billion.

The charges were filed before a Federal High Court, Abuja, following the completion of investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC.

This case has no doubt, further revealed the corrupt tendencies of those who call themselves freedom fighters in Kwara State. Modibbo Kawu is one of those corrupt individuals who disguise as ‘freedom fighters’ and have been shouting O to ge here and there.

It is also instructive to note that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is the leader of the O to ge group has also his hands in this corruption case. Kwarans can now see what O to ge is all about. These people have no clear-cut agenda for Kwarans; their only interest is serve their pockets and that of their sponsors in Abuja and Lagos.

It is unfortunate that these people who have humongous corruption allegation hanging on their necks have been disguising as ‘saints’ and have been the ones championing divisive and hate-driven campaign that has no substance or value to Kwara and its people.

We know that the presidency has a penchant for shielding its corrupt people from prosecution. We, however call on the ICPC to pursue this case to a logical end. Any attempt by the presidency to mute this case shall be resisted. Modibbo Kawu and Lai Mohammed must explain to Nigerians how and why they mismanaged funds meant for the Digital Switch-Over project of the Federal Government.

Kwarans should also beware of corrupt politicians presenting themselves as saints and freedom fighters. They are nothing but thieves whose only interest is to milk the resources of our dear State.

Kamaldeen Olanrewaju
Kwara Advancement Initiative (KAI)