Orubebe needs a lift to The HagueWhat is Mr Godsday Orubebe still doing in Nigeria when his bunk bed has already been well laid for him at a holding cell at The Hague, awaiting his arrival? Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Ben-Souda adequately warned Nigerian politicians before the last presidential elections that anybody who did anything to disrupt the peace would be hauled before ICC to face the music. Well, most Nigerians heeded her warning and behaved themselves except for one man, Orubebe.This man tried to plunge Nigeria into chaos by disrupting the vote collation process of the presidential election. He did not care at all that the event was being beamed live on television to national and international audiences and millions of his countrymen and women were glued to their televisions sets, watching the spectacle. He wanted to cause enough confusion and turmoil so that lives will be lost, injuries will be sustained, property will be lost and millions of his compatriots will become refugees and Internally Displaced Persons [IDPs] all so that he will serve his selfish ends of being reappointed Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. Some people are saying that Ben-Souda should not apprehend Orubebe because he later showed remorse and apologised. Since when did showing remorse stop a criminal from being prosecuted? The opportunity for remorse will come later. After he is tried and convicted at The Hague he will get a chance to speak in mitigation of his sentence before it is handed down. If Mrs Ben-Souda is having logistic difficulties coming down here to pick Orubebe, the Inspector General of Police should help out. I say apprehend him and send him post haste to The Hague!
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