5 Politicians That Took Nigerians For A Fool With Their Stupid Antics

Nigeria as a country has been tagged a “rogue state” and our leaders are surely leading the way.
Corruption investigations have now become frustrating with the various theatrics and health issues put forward during probe sessions.
These tactics are becoming rather too familiar as at least six different known politicians have adopted the methodology and Nigerians are taking notes.
These people have somewhat brought us entertainment but it pays that we do not get swerved by their antics.

Among such persons who have developed one or two tactics in the face of corruption probe include;

1.  Bello Haliru Mohammed: Mohammed was also accused of involvement in the same deal from the National Security Adviser as Metuh. He appeared on a wheelchair during his trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja in 2016.

2. Olisa Metuh: Accused diversion of N400 million arm procurement fund received from the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the former spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party was arraigned for corruption by the EFCC in 2016. In the process of his probe, he requested bail to travel abroad for medical treatment but was denied by the court.
However, after missing several of his hearing, Metuh dramatically appeared in court in an ambulance during one of his appearances in court, in February 2018. He fainted as he approached the dock of the court.
3. Dino Melaye: This man is the king of the hood. During his time in the Senate House, Nigerians were really entertained by the plots played out by him. Thank goodness, he has now embraced that part of him. The former senator was charged to court over allegations of criminal conspiracy and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms after some suspects claimed he was their chief supplier of arms. On his way to court in Lokoja with the police, Melaye jumped out of the moving vehicle alleging conspiracy against him. He got himself injured and admitted at the Zankili Medical, Mabuchi, Abuja.
Each time Melaye appeared in court, he was always on a stretcher off an ambulance, with eyes closed and arms stationary.

4. Abdulrasheed Maina: Maina is being prosecuted by the EFCC over alleged N2 billion pension fund fraud and N100 billion money laundering of pension funds. He is the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team.

During his trial, he alleged he was ill and appeared on a wheelchair every time in court. He applied for bail which was granted but he remains in custody because he is yet to meet the bail conditions.

5. Kemebradikumo Pondei: Though not a politician, his case has been widely soiled with matters of politics and politicians. The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development is the latest on this list. He is being probed for fund misappropriation in the agency. On Monday, June 20, Pondei fainted on Live TV while being grilled by the National Assembly over the missing funds. The investigation is still ongoing.


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Written by Nifemi Taiwo

A Content Lead @ tooXclusive Digital - Nifemi Taiwo is a graduate of the University of Lagos. He is a skilled writer and a great enthusiast of knowledge/information. He also has a robust will for growth and development for himself & others. He picks interest in music, politics and sports.


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