OPINION: Marwa, NDLEA and the headline blackmail


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By Toyin Raheem

Precisely 7 pm on Friday while searching the internet for subjects of interest to write on, I stumbled on one a journalist friend, who sent to me, a subject via Whatsapp, on Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) and NDLEA obviously because of my keen interest in the ongoing war against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria.

Titled “Alleged mismanagement of N467m: Marwa shuns senate investigative hearing” Merely reading the headline, you would naturally assume Marwa has been caught involved in the mismanagement of the fund mentioned.

But alas, going through it, you would conveniently and logically conclude that Marwa is the subject of desperate blackmail, most likely from some elements at the receiving end of the drug war he’s currently leading in the country or possibly by some others who abuse their privileged position in the legislative arm of the government to harass and blackmail heads of MDAs for pecuniary reasons.

Whatever the case may be, I…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper