President Muhammadu Buhari said in Teheran that some of the stolen loot have returned to our treasury. Two things were wrong with this. One, he is in the habit of playing megaphone outside the country.
His lips are sealed at home. Abroad, he becomes announcer in chief. He is president of Nigeria, not diaspora.
Does he love the outside world more than where he has legitimacy? We learnt abroad of ministers as noise makers, that he would give priority to those who voted for him, that we are broke. What shall we learn at home?
Second, I thought we ought to know through what process the looters are returning the loot. This is a democracy, and we have the right to know the looters. Is it not the courts that should bargain with these people? How much have they paid? We have a right to know because it is our patrimony. This is not a monarchy. The rule of law is the best way to handle corruption.