Christine Lagarde, the current IMF President and also former finance minister of France, has been ordered by a Judge to face trial in France.
She paid over 400million dollar pay-out to a businessman who supported her former boss Nikolas Sarkozy. Now she is in trouble over what she did as a finance minister. She now knows that being President of IMF doesn’t preclude her from answering her “father’s name”.
However, we have a former finance minister who paid over 350 million dollars to Dasuki out of Abacha’s loot which she still claims ignorance of. She paid money that was neither captured in the budget nor appropriated for in anyway yet she is claiming “born again status”.
We have a minister who is not aware of the 2.9 billion dollars arms-gate scandal. We have a lady who, as we speak, never knew that sum passed through the CBN yet she was the minister of finance and coordinating minister for economy.
Christine lagarde is a former finance minister and the IMF President but she is not sleeping easy in her hotel room as we speak. There’s no one to claim “political persecution” for her. There is no one to claim “judicial gang-up” for her. There is no one to shout “witchhunt “ for her. There’s no one to harass people about her achievement in being the IMF president. She is in a clime where a thief suspect is looked at as a suspect and treated accordingly. The position or status is immaterial in such instance.
Okonjo Iweala should understand that being a former Assistant World bank President doesn’t accord any immunity for her. If the current IMF president is been told to face trial, she has no choice than to tell everyone about how so much passed through her purview yet she never knew anything.
Paris is beautiful not because France is richer than Nigeria but because of things like this. France is not ready to allow people “chop and clean mouth” but it is not so in Nigeria. In Nigeria, People want to totally chop, clean their mouths and sleep nicely on their water bed. That is the reason you see a Paris with all the grandeur but Abuja or Lagos shows all the available confusion you can think of.
If Lagarde can be told to prepare for court, Okonjo-Iweala should be told to prepare herself for court grilling too. This circus has to stop….. Ewolewoo!!