ojoafedoatanu (2020-05-17 05:51)
The former AG and all those involved in the special arrangment of grant of pardon to the controversial husband killer, Yewande Oyediran should just give themselves high five.
We all followed how the case assumed a controversial dimension right from the moment it was filed in court. The speed with which the matter was heard and the eventual punishment of 7 years dating from her time of arrest all speaks volume that there's vested interest all along! It's therefore difficult for the former AG to convince anyone that there was no special interest surrounding the case. How many other convicts for Manslaughter ever enjoyed such attention and discretion?
The fact is, the late husband is gone for good and would never come back even if the murdrous wife was sentenced to life imprisonment. Imagine if it's the other way round?
Let her enjoy life.
We have got to get to a point as a nation when justice could be done and seen to be done irrespective of class or societal status. With the alarming number of awaiting trial inmates rotting away in the various Nigerian prisons, one would think that priority will be given to accelerated hearings for the common man, but that unfortunately is not the case. It's a "man know man" system in operation.