By Adeola Aderounmu
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will serve a life sentence. He is already 84, almost having nothing to lose.
Mubarak was accused to ordering the killing of protesters in 2011. It was actually very difficult to prove this case against him. The Police could have acted on its own. But Mubarak was in charge and the bulk stops at his desk.
Mubarak is ill, suffering from a heart condition. It would not be a shock if he is released on compassionate ground or if he is still allowed to continue to live at the Military Hospital.
Mubarak was a dictator. I don’t have enough knowledge to access his regime and I have refused to read Wikipedia for any details.
I am just going to complete this essay as an ignorant observer of Egypt.
Egypt remains a hot destination for tourists. Many Europeans will still spend this summer in Egypt. Therefore there must be something that Mubarak did well as a dictator or killer of protesters.
There must be something about Egypt before, during and after MUBARAK that makes it a wonderful place to live and visit.
Egypt remains a great footballing country. The images of Egypt that I see and observe are wonderful and delightful.
My own brother visited Egypt a few times as a tourist and businessman. It must be great there.
Usually I write to compare situations around the world with the country where I was born, that is Nigeria.
In Nigeria Mubarak will still be a hero like Babangida. Babangida killed several people including Dele Giwa and a generation of Nigerian young and promising military service men. Babangida rolled out the tanks in 1993 and Killed Nigerians protesting the annulment of the Presidential election won by MKO Abiola.
Babangida in one swoop stole more than 12 billion dollars during the Gulf war.
Today he is still a hero. He has never been convicted or imprisoned for any of these crimes.
When I watched the trial of Mubarak, I thought to myself: what if the Egyptians visit Nigeria and discover that Nigeria is covered by darkness because of the lack of electricity?
If they come, the Egyptians will see that there is no public education in Nigeria because nobody cares if the poor man and his children receive any education.
What if the Egyptians come to Nigeria and see that Nigerian hospitals are big jokes and that infrastructure in Nigeria is dead.
Nigerian roads are prone to accidents and they are among the worst in the world.
In Nigeria the politicians are thieves and they are wicked.
This week in Nigeria the heartless regime that continues to loot and steal decided to increase the price of something it is not providing. Nigerians will pay more for electricity while they live in darkness.
If the Egyptians come to Nigeria they will fish out all the past and present rulers of Nigeria and tear them into pieces. This group includes the present president, all his serving committees, all the governors and all the people occupying government houses across Nigeria.
The Egyptians will take them out and sentence them to life imprisonment or to death. They are worse than Mubarak. They are the heroes of Nigeria. What a world!