What am I talking about? I am talking about the Indonesian executions. Despite the uproar and the world pretty much condemning the act, the Indonesian government went ahead to execute eight out of the nine prisoners. Some of these people had been arrested as far back as 2001. Think about it, the child born in 2001 is almost ready to go to University.
I particularly picked up on a few things. I will list them below
1. Drug trafficking doesn’t pay, well at least not to Asia. Get rich people and desperado’s take note.
2. Nigerians seem to be Ignorant about drug trafficking rules. Apart from those they executed, there are other Nigerians on the list. Put mildly, there are Nigerian prisoners in any country there are Nigerians. Nigerians check yourselves, stop disgracing us for money that cannot guarantee you a future. Better yet stay back in Nigeria and run for elected office, the money you would make in a few months will change your life. No joke.
3. Nigerian government like its people like to do beggy beggy. They won’t save your life if you traffic drugs oh. Take note and learn well.
4. Whatever it is you are planning on doing abroad, pay close enough attention – you can do it here in Nigeria. Abroad is not the answer to all life’s problems especially if you are migrating illegally.
5. Australia is a “Bawse”! I tip my hat to them. Indonesian has executed several Australians in the past, but this time around they recalled their Ambassador. The argument was that the prisoners had reformed in the years they had spent in prison. That is what i call standing up for yourself.
Lastly while I don’t agree with the executions – the death sentence, those rules were in place before these people smuggled drugs. Whatever is Caesar’s must be given to Caesar. My primary issue with drug traffickers as with many other criminals is that they don’t stop to consider the devastating effects their actions when successful has on the greater society.
May the eight executed truly find peace wherever they end up spiritually. The Nigerians are Messrs Martin Anderson, Okwudili Oyatanze, Jaminu Abashin and Sylvester Obiekwe.
I have visited prisons in Thailand and I tell you, Nigerians are plentiful there, we need to do better as a people. If you are somewhat curious a good site is Prisoners Abroad – they monitor mostly British prisoners overseas.
I hope you like the new look of the site? Still doing some back- end work – but I am a bit more relaxed now.
Image Credits: Thanhnien News & Pulse NG