Our people has long accepted that corruption is prevalent in government and that it has reached even its highest branches. People even believe that it is human nature to be corrupt when you talk of and deal with money.
But when criminal offenders, while even in jail, can continue to direct their illicit activities speaks of how low the nation and its leaders have sunk.
It is as if the tentacles of evil have engulfed the entire spectrum of our society. What can you expect from country aspiring to be an economic leader in the community of nations when corruption continue to menace the most basic requirement of peace and order?
It is unthinkable that anomaly this big could have been carried out without being noticed by authorities of the National Penitentiary.
In this shameful incident, no official should be allowed to escape responsibility.
Imagine occupying the highest position in the penitentiary and not even bothering to look into the details of the turf? It is like operating a business without knowing what you are selling, not knowing what goes on outside your office a typical management style of bankrupt enterprises.
Christmas around the corner
The Christmas that normally comes during the merry month December has again put the metropolis in quandary as far as traffic situations and peace and security is concerned.
We can always say that the police is responsible for peace and order. But as a concerned citizen of this country, we also have our responsibility to be committed to the cause of peace and order. We have to acknowledge the fact that the current 1 to 700 police—people ratio is not enough to protect us. According to sources, it will take another 3 decades to achieve the ideal 1:500 police-people ratio.
People should at all times be vigilant. Sometimes we unconsciously provide these lost souls the enticement to commit mischief by the manner we present ourselves.
We should not give space and reasons for these criminal elements to harm us. In this period and season of merriment, it is better to be generous and vigilant at the same time.
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