Richmond C. Amadi is an independent journalist, Book Publisher, member of RSU Alumni, Researcher (currently researching with Researchgate.net), Writer, Motivational Speaker. He is a BSc Holder in Office and Information Management, and Diploma holder in Management all from Rivers State University. Currently doing his MSc with RSU. Contact him on [email protected] or [email protected] All Social Platforms: @amadirichmondc
People With Slave Mentality [must read]
“The People with the slave mentality applauded them even though, some of their brothers are languishing in the Abattoir. They would rather their brothers perish in Abattoir than to support Ugwuonye in his quest to see sanity, justice equity and fairness in Abattoir”
The immortal words of Harriet Tubman says;
” I free thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more of only if they know they were slaves”
The mentality of the slaves in Tubman days is very much upon us today. But today, the slaves are not only stupid but foolish. I think the situation is more dicey here in Nigeria than elsewhere. People who are confused are mostly gullible. The slaves of Nigeria extraction happily accept their chain.
They vent their anger on the man that came to free them from their chains. The man that brought them light in their darkest hour is attacked. That is irony of a gigantic proportion.
Because Emeka Ugwuonye is involved, the Police is now their friend. Abattoir is a ‘ Paradise ‘ to them. They are instinctively in support of whatever Emeka Ugwuonye opposed. If Emeka condemns the devil today, they embrace the devil tomorrow. Slave mentality!
I think Emeka Ugwuonye’s demands are very simple – “Let the right things be done”. If you arrest a man, take him to court and secure a conviction against him. You don’t keep people in your holding pen for months on the excuse that you are investigating the case. It is unacceptable anywhere in the World.
We wanted the Police to tell us more about Abattoir but in their Press release the other time, they were evasive and were more interested in attacking the Person of Barr Emeka Ugwuonye. The People with the slave mentality applauded them even though, some of their brothers are languishing in the Abattoir. They would rather their brothers perish in Abattoir than to support Ugwuonye in his quest to see sanity, justice equity and fairness in Abattoir.
Instead of addressing the issue of Abattoir, the Police responded by filing false charges against Emeka Ugwuonye – “Conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery”. You see how the Nigerian Police think? They detained him unlawfully for more than two weeks. He was arraigned today and remanded in Prison custody till January. This is largely because the Court will go on recess tomorrow 14th December 2018.
One of the slaves told me yesterday that ” No doubt, Nigeria Police has credibility problems but as long as Emeka Ugwuonye is concerned, she will go with the Police. This is what we call “Blind hate” – hating someone without any good reason.
I think we stand on good authority to get it right in Nigeria but when the people for whom the likes of Ugwuonye fights for accept their slave status and even attack him that comes to secure their release, then we are in bigger troubles.
But the chances of getting it right brightens when we collectively stand in one accord to demand for a change despite who is involved. Those in chains should breakaway from their chain and reject their slave status. Of course the oppressor is very happy to see us divided.
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