The People Of Nigeria Vs. Babangida, A 9-Count Criminal Indictment

What drives our fierce opposition to the planned run for the presidency of Nigeria by Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida in 2011, one may ask? It is because of our moral, legal and political obligation to speak up and stand up against any and all evil; and Babangida is an embodiment of everything evil, satanic and demonic. Icheoku cannot in good conscience just sit aside and do nothing, and watch this beast of Minna assume power once again over the destiny of Nigerians as well as their commonwealth funds and resources.
Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is politically, totally and completely, damaged in perpetuity by his brutish antecedents and zero-tolerance for democratic opposition, that his present adventure is for lack of a better word, an affront and a foolery. The once maximum and absolute ruler of Nigeria and for eight long and ardious years, tortured, maimed and killed so many Nigerians that only moronic vampires from out of space and some deranged Nigerian retards, would wish for his second coming back to power.

Icheoku feels so offended by this Babangida's confrontational gesture and frontal attack on our general sensibilities that we wish him a sudden cardiac arrest and/or painful slow death. If we had our way, it would have been his late wife long ago mourning him and not the other way round? How dare this animal think that Nigeria is his for the asking; and that after the painful ordeal Nigerians went through under his draconian hand, especially the agonizing June 12th nightmare from which Nigeria has yet to fully recover, that he will be heralded into Aso Rock with pomp and pageantry? This really shows how contemptible Babangida holds Nigerians, indeed; to think that it is now ok to disturb our psyche once again, and that his mortal sins has since been forgiven, and so easily, one may say? It is either Babangida's brain is firing counter-clock wise or he has completely lost the control of his faculties; and has become so brain-damaged and permanently deranged that he thinks he can get away with the criminality of his eight years gestapo regime? Not this time, Nigerians are wiser and braver to tolerate or squeamishly turn tails not at his name's mention and not at his unsightly sightings?

For a little over-view, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida as a serving army man, actively participated in the coup that overthrew Nigeria's second republic democratically elected civilian government of President Alhaji Shehu Shagari in December 1983. Two years later in 1985, Babangida again overthrew the military government of Muhammadu Buhari which he had earlier helped to bring to power through the military coup de tat that overthrew Shagari. In 1993 Babangida again assaulted democracy and the people of Nigeria when he wickedly annulled the freest and fairest election ever held in Nigeria which saw MKO Abiola as president-elect of Nigeria; but for Babangida's unbridled capacity to do evil. Babangida was subsequently forced to flee the seat of power by unceasing and seething political protests; and hurriedly and shamelessly stepped aside from power in 1993. Now, 17 years later, he drunkenly desires to come back to power to continue his reign of terror, from where he had stopped in 1993? But if he thinks Nigerians will tolerate him this time, then he has another thing coming!

Icheoku says, an intention is one thing and then the actualization of such intention is another. Nigerians are vigilant and will be held responsible should Babangida ever find his way back to power again, inclusive 2011; whether by crook or otherwise by design and manipulation. Babangida's presidency in 2011 must not happen and cannot happen and will not happen; not under our watch and within the polity of a one united Nigeria. If he is the only candidate the entire north could find, then they must be prepared for a Nigeria without the south; otherwise they should retire from their head, the idea of a President Babangida ever governing a one united Nigeria again, never! Ordinarily, if not for the type of country Nigeria is, where corruption is the name of the game; with notoriously corrupt men and women holding sway in practically every turn and corner of Nigeria, a person with Babangida's awful past records, would not be still walking with swagger throughout the land a freeman; talk-less of adding insult to injury by now declaring his intention to run for president and to rule Nigerians again? Icheoku condemns this imprudent arrogance of his as very shameful and haranguing; and very damaging to the psyche of every rational Nigerian and says, it must be stopped by all and every means necessary. Babangida does not deserve the seat of power but the seat of an electric chair; or be tied down at the stake and shot by firing squad for all the atrocious ills he visited on Nigerians. This man has no brains and if he has any, it must be made of jello with no iota of grey matter inside it otherwise who is advising this latest bullcrap of his presidency?

It is in a step to stop Babangida from his fantastical dream of utopia and since the Nigeria government has so far refused and/or neglected to arrest Babangida and try him for all his crimes against the humanity in Nigeria; that Icheoku has taken it upon itself to indict Babangida in the court of public opinion, with a 9 counts felony criminal charges! Upon his conviction, which is assured, Babangida will be rendered unfit for the office of Nigeria's president since convicts cannot be president. Now, Icheoku says to Babangida, before you leap and throw your hat fully into the ring for the presidency, how do you plead to the following charges:-

COUNT 1. - That you, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, while sitting as Nigeria's military head of state, surreptitiously took Nigeria into the membership of an Islamic organisation, Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC); fully aware that Nigeria is a secular republic and without consulting the then Supreme Military Council or Nigeria's council of heads of states or other opinion leaders to know what they think about Nigeria's membership of such a religious organisation. And without any care or regard about its ramifications; and that such unilateral and arbitrary decision was capable of igniting religious war among the different religiosity and organisations in Nigeria; and thus capable of ending the entity known as Nigeria? Babangida how do you plead to count 1, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 2. - That you Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, while in the same office as above, authorized and sponsored the coup of Blaire Campore that killed Captain Thomas Sankara of Upper Volta and supported this your fellow coupist, Blaire Campore, to take power and he is still sitting in the president's office till today. Babangida how do you plead to count 2, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 3. - That you Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, as Nigeria's military head of state, amassed inexplicably stupendous wealth, which source you are yet to explain to Nigerians; thereby transforming yourself from an ordinary army man with an almajiri background to today's multi-billionaire crook in dollars and pounds Sterling. Babangida how do you plead, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 4. - That you, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida institutionalized corruption in Nigeria and allowed 419 operators to thrive; with some notorious Surulere Lagos based kingpins moving about in your government approved mobile-police convoys; one of who reputedly barked orders to Inspector General of police and his deputies and underlings? Further that you boisterously touted your settlement ability to corrupt Nigerians, when you declared that but for late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, every other Nigerian has a price? Babangida how do you plead, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 5. - That you, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida flagrantly disrespected the Nigerian constitution and laws by ignoring and/or refusing to honor a judicial invitation to appear before a duly constituted Justice Oputa judicial panel of inquiry to testify. By this you undeservedly placed yourself above the law and diminished the notion that the law is supreme and supersedes every body within its jurisdictional reach. Babangida how do you plead to count 5, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 6. - That you, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, failed and/or refused to retire Sani Abacha when you stepped aside and hence vicariously and negligently, responsible for all the misadventure in government of the midget of Kano Sani Abacha; including his murders of Pa Rewane, Kudirat Abiola, Ken Saro-Wiwa, etc and his blatant looting of the nation's treasury. That you Babangida went to Abacha's grave-site in Kano and poured encomiums on him as your idea of a "good" leader, will serve as aggravating circumstance upon your conviction. Babangida how do you plead to count 6, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 7. - That you Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida failed and/or refused to account for the $12 billion dollars Iraq war oil windfall which accrued to Nigeria; and till today had stonewalled every inquiry therein to. This your action, lays credence to the suspicion that you appropriated and embezzled same; which in a way explains the source of your untold wealth, being a poor wretched almajiri-background army man, neither a trust-fund child nor a lottery winner. Babangida how do you plead to count 7, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 8. - That you Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida or agents acting with your express authorization and/or tacit approval, murdered Dele Giwa, Mamma Vasta, Gloria Okon, Gideon Orkar and co, 132 military officers at the Ejigbo engineered plane crash, and all those students/protesters that your security goons killed under your watch; including the hundreds of thousands who perished during June 12th crisis. Babangida how do you plead to count 8, guilty or not guilty?

COUNT 9. - That you Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida annulled the freest and fairest election in Nigeria and till date, has not explained to Nigerians why annulling June 12th was necessary or publicly apologized for that infamy by saying you are sorry for that shameless and sinful act of infamy. Babangida how do you plead to count 9, guilty or not guilty?

Icheoku just realized that Babangida is not even in court to take his plea; as the scofflaw he is, who had in the past ignored a duly constituted Justice Oputa panel of inquiry; he has once again skipped court? Therefore, since these charges require no further and additional proof because they were perpetrated before millions of Nigerians who bear silent witnesses to these crimes; we shall proceed to try him in his absence. Babangida is hereby convicted on all charges. Icheoku'sverdict, BABANGIDA IS GUILTY AS CHARGED!

Babangida, who is wanted by the people of Nigeria to answer for all his crimes against them, but who is being protected by the government of Nigeria, which have so far refused to prosecute him for all the crimes he committed while in power, is now a convicted felon. A convicted felon cannot be president since he is so disqualified. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is also not a democrat and still cavorts with military men who brought about unconstitutional changes of governments in Africa; his most recent hailing of Captain of Guinea's coup that toppled an elected and still existing government considered?

If the Sharia Islamic northern Nigeria wants Babangida as their president, so be it, they can have him as president of Sharia Islamic Arewa (Northern Nigeria) Republic? If the South-East with their conquered-people's mentality caves in and would accept his leadership of them, they too can have their president Babangida of the South-East? But these blocs alone does not constitute the entire Nigeria, as the South-West Yoruba, the home of the sons and daughters of Oduduwa, shall not have Babangida as president and will not watch it come to pass once they are still part of Nigeria. So it is either a Babangida's presidency will not happen or he will settle for a presidency of a fractured Nigeria and certainly without the Yoruba South-West.

Having indicted Babangida on behalf of the hundreds of millions of hapless Nigerians, his trial and conviction presumed; a guilty verdict on all counts is returned. This automatically disqualifies him and makes him ineligible to contest for any election; an unfit and improper person cannot seek the office of the president of Nigeria. If Babangida contests our verdict, let him appeal or ask for a de-novo trial and take a fresh plea and watch himself convicted again. If he is found guilty again, a prison sentence can be waived provided he publicly apologises to Nigerians for his transgressions; and say he is contrite and totally sorry for the path to nowhere in which he led Nigerians for eight agonizing years. Babangida is such a callous beast that were Icheoku to have its way, will be given a lethal dose of some potassium cocktail; and this remains our position with regard to the Babangida saga in Nigeria until formal charges are brought against him by the government and prosecuted for his past offences. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is evil and evil thrives when good men fail to do something; therefore we have risen to disqualified him from running for the office of the president or any other office in Nigeria, being a convicted felon, and for the remainder of his natural miserable life! Away with Babangida, there is no chance for him in 2011 or any other time until Hell freezes over!

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From 1993 to 2010 Flea brain IBB declared "Nigerians have not changed" He shamelessly argued on BBC network. It is IBB that has refused to change and repent. The man has ossified. He is still full of SHIT & GREED. A man that stole the gulf war windfall is fit for the electric chair

This is a fantastic write-up. Icheoku i am amazed by the intelligence,brillance and accuracy with which you conveyed your message.It is tragic that the northerners have not said anything about this idiotic homosexually minded stupid beast called Babangida.This asshole,motherfucker,imbecile,littlebrained,dwarfistic and permanently retarded and deranged monster is not content with all the criminal wealth he accumulated. Maybe or could be they are depleting and he wants to refill. God will permanently punish Babangida,his household and all his generation for the tragedy he brought upon and against motherland-Nigeria

Babangida never accepted any responsibility of his mistakes.he thinks he is smarter than nigerians,because he had guns before.and he will never accept his mistakes.how do you expect him to confess masterminding Dele Giwa's dead and some others.he knows he will face life in prison or dead sentence.he will never confess until his dead. i can assure all well meaning Nigerians that he will never become president again.
the writer forgot the IBB and his son owns almost fifty percent of Glo shares in which Babangida as usual lied again denying it,and the secrete is covered by co-thief Adenuga.this nigerian politicians/thieves thinks they are smart and they are acquiring wealth for their kids.well we younger nigerians are waiting,we know we cannot punish the present leaders ourselfs,but unless their kids stay abroad and never come back to nigeria again to become anything.the scripture says the sin of the father shall be taking from their siblings.

Well I was not sup prise to hear IBB 2nd coming because we Nigerians specialized in noise making and names calling. Didn't we make noise during OBJ 2nd return, yet he made it to the Aso Rock, after his 2nd term, he planted his daughter in the senate to checkmate us, with that he goes about boasting that if Jesus Christ came down from heaven that their will be no credible election in Nigeria.Haba baba Iyabo....Oti!.
nonperformance and incompetency has been the norm in Nigeria, where best brains are force to flee, assassinated or blackmailed. After 2011 perhaps their Sons and daughters will takeover since our youths are not educated, and they are serious sending theirs to aboard for education and planting them in sensitive positions for perpetual hold onto power. IBB you are right is your turn after all you stepped aside and OBJ yet to realize his 3rd term dream.

I'm dissapointed that such a piece would end up digressing into an ethnicentric and regionally biased conclusion. For your information the yorubas cannot breakout of this country on their own, and they too have contributed significantly to the status quo.

Babangida is a freeman today because those who 'own' Nigeria want it that way.
Nigeria is not a country owned by all the tribes found in it. The country was restructured through state creation by the military dictators to favour those who now own the country.

If we keep quiet, those who own Nigeria shall use the proceeds from the oil in the Nigerdelta and buy up the resistant groups on the ground in the same Nigerdelta, the Southeast and if possible, in the Southwest in order to have their Babangida as president in 2011. In 2015, the owners of Nigeria shall bring the argument that Nigeria's constitution recognises second term and therefore Babangida must get second term till 2019. By 2019 they shall tell us that zoning breeds mediocres hence it must be abolished. Of course, they shall present their own candidate and who must win the presidency. By then they must have gained substantial ground to be able to use oil money to buy up any reamaining opposition. This is their game plan.

All ya clamoring for respect on the man that never respected our rights during his leadersip are all azz wipes!!. Babangida deserves no place in the nigeria of today... Babangida for me is a living corpse and will soon be buried.

Babangida has always been a wicked man and he would never change. I remember during his eight year reign, due to bad road, it was taking more than 5 hours to travel from Onitsha to Owerri - a distance of less than 100km. Often at Ozubulu, the buses and other vehicles with pregnant women, young children and old people were forced to take a detour toward the bushes and hills to evade the bad road. All cries to the IBB administration to repair the Onitsha-owerri road fell on deaf ears. Many innocent lives were lost as a result. Not until OBJ's second coming did he commence work on duallising the road, just as he did on the PH - Enguu, Onitsha - Enugu during his first tenure. IBB and his sponsors are wicked. He must be stopped.

Guilty as charged and must be consigned into jail to send the rest of his life without Mariam. IBB is judged already in the court of the people and found not fit to walk the street of any Nigerian city but to be in jail awaiting his day of departure to the world beyond.

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YOUTH OF NIGERIA, LETS REFUSED TO BE USED AS THUGS BY ENEMIES OF NIGERIA
YOUTH OF NIGERIA, IBB SAID WE NOT CAPABLE OF RULING, LETS STOP HIM
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I was short for word when i learnt that this thief called Ibrahim Babangida, whom Major Gideon Orkar in his mutiny message described as dictatorial, corrupt, drug baronish, homosexually centred, prodigalistic, sadistic and deceitful.
Analysing the descrition one whould wander if there is any of the adjective that did not describe Babangida. In his dictatorial attitude he banned nigeria media houses from playing/writing this Okars message.If he is not a drug baron then ask late Gloria Okon, Jennifer Madueke and and why he was banned in America.I believe Okar would be priviledge to know his sexual orientation since they lived in barrack together.No wonder he called him homosexual.He must be a sad person before he can murder Mamman vatsa whom he was the bestman for during he, vatsa wedding.
He deceived whole of nigerians for good 8 years.
Nigerians should put and end to his madness once and for all by disgrasing him out of contention.

I believe the man is trying to send a message across for us to sit up and do something. What I will beg IBB (if possible) is to please use his arsenal at his disposal to support candidates for elective positions of good public recognition, credibility and accountability if he truly wants to help the country, not necessarily vying for the position himself. IBB and OBJ please stop this battle and help the future of Nigeria...isn't it obvious it is causing more harm than good?

Stanley Ogboru
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So I start wondering why the media frenzy and crucifixion on this one man, knowing that they are two? At a point I was even condemning the man too unjustifiably. Come to think of it, this man (IBB) has the strength and facility to be president again or so by proxy make no mistake about that! Then again let us xerox in on our so-called esteemed youths...what have they done lately that speaks anything but callousness and lack of morals lately? Is it political thuggery, prostitution or outright betrayal to good governance where the highest bidder wins?

The question now is did he really make that statement that the youths of today aren't capable of taking Nigeria out of the status quo? If he did, why did he say that? Obviously there is something he knows that we don't and since he(presumably) made that statement he has neither come out to defend or glorify such, neither have we seen sponsored publication to his defense. Take it or leave it Nigeria as it is today is basically runned by two heavy weights (IBB and OBJ), they call the shorts because every single representative, from the president to the ward counselor is either OBJ's or IBB's boys.

Now please don't get me wrong for I am not an IBB supporter neither have I benefited from him or his policies in any way, but I will beg you to take a moment and re-access the man's latest comments on our youth and his declared intentions. IBB from which ever way you see him is a very intelligent man and for the fact that he rose from the rank and file of persons in the military to become president of a country like Nigeria for eight years, tells me he is no fool.

really think we should relax and take a deep breathe on the IBB issue. This man has been bashed more than any two Nigerian elite in our political space put together(which maybe he deserve due to his recent mutterings and perhaps his declaration to run for presidency once again). In all fairness the man has a right like any other Nigerian and because he is human does not mean he is above mistakes

Nigerians should boarded themselves cause what IBB is doing is his final burial. Have you see the posters in town, is not different from OBITUARY poster.

To the writer, there is no need for the abuse or name calling as that could inadvertently diminish the retrospective perception of the many and heinous sins of Babangida. I would rather that people do not fret themselves as I believe the will of God must be done at all times. This was exactly my position during Abacha’s rampage until it pleased God Almighty to put a stop to his reign of terror. The bible says: Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Ecclesiastes 8:11. The bible then went further to say; though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished. . Ecclesiastes 11:21

All arms must be on deck to stop IBB. Thank God is legs failed him in Benin when he heard the vebal arsenals hauled against him. we must continue to speak up, we must tell the whole world that IBB and his co-travellers plus guys of his ilk are no good and can do us no good and we dont want them. as we do this we are indirectly sending a message accross to all that u cant rape Nigeria ones and have her again. Stop IBB now...speak up!

I understand that IBB made some terrible mistakes in the past like other leaders,but a times were bound to make such as a leader and more so,he has accepted the responsibility of the mistakes.Must we always dwell on it here all the time,at every write up?We have tried to throw his sins at him,but lets ponder a bit and at least recognize the good things he did during his time and not always the negative please.

I understand that IBB made some terrible mistakes in the past like other leaders,but a times were bound to make such as a leader and more so,he has accepted the responsibility of the mistakes.Must we always dwell on it here all the time,at every write up?We have tried to throw his sins at him,but lets ponder a bit and at least recognize the good things he did during his time and not always the negative please.

Please go to Issues and stop abusing people and some sections of Nigeria.

In the interest of the people of our dear country, this is my judgement. You Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida is hereby sentenced to life imprisonment with had labour and that all your accounts be frozen and all assest acquired during this period seized, I rise.

here we go again "Igbos with their conquered-peoples mentality" LONG LIFE THE IGBOS.

IBB shouldn't be allowed to preside over the future of Nigeria. Only a fool thinks otherwise.

IT DOES APPEAR TO ME THAT THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA ARE OVERWHELMED BY THEIR SELF-INFLICTED SUFFERING SUCH THAT THE CAN NOT EVEN REMEMBER THE PAST. OTHERWISE,WHY WILL ANY TRUE NIGERIAN, HAUSA OR IBO, YORUBA OR CALABAR, OGONI OR FULANI REMAIN SILENT TO THE ILLS IN OUR COUNTRY WHILE EVIL MEN "THE EVIL GENIUS" TAKES HIS PLACE IN THE DANCE FLOOR WITH HIS CRONIES BEATING HIS DRUM. WHAT HAS BABANGIDA FORGOTTEN IN ASO ROCK THAT HE CAN NOT BEG GOODLUCK JONATHAN TO BRING FOR HIM? LET ME REMIND THE NOTHERNERS WHO THINK IT MUST BE BABANGIDA TO PLEASE KNOW THAT THEY ARE ONLY SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE LEGS. IBB HAS NO BUSINESS ANY LONGER AS FAR PRESIDENCY IS CONCERNED. IBB, CARRY YOUR OWN CROSS, "REST IN PEACE"

The verdict: guilty as charged. EFCC, ICPC, AGF, NBA, CLOs are hereby advised to start prosecution process with immediate effect. Any delay would be seen as a subversion of justice.

watchout for gbenga daniel,alex akinyele and other morbidly corrupt yoruba jaguda, janduku,omo-ales(bastard) and u wont need to fight outsider who wants ole-megida,the southeast and south south would be an easy ride for him anyws even the north will not be that easy as the se,ss but my prayer is that jona will run,elrufai is back, if ribadu comes back olengida is a gonner