I spent time watching Baba Ijesa, Lanre Omiyinka at the magistrate court Yaba today. He look tired, lean, weak and frustrated.
He got bail to be release May 14, with the following conditions;
1. 500k bail bond.
2. A surety from family member who has house in Lagos.
3. A level 16 officer as 2nd surety.
Unfortunately, he got the first 2, but couldn’t get the 3rd one. At a point, a fake level 16 officer was arranged , but the Service Commission declared the person as fake.
His case reminds me of one of our brother Prince Adebowale Ariyo usual qoute ” MONIRARE , KOI O LONIYAN “. Don’t have your self and be claiming you have people. “
With baba Ijesa teeming fan, followers ,supporters ,popularity, famous and connections all over the world. I never believe he wouldn’t get A LEVEL 16 officer to stand for him over 2 months now, just to stand for him and release him on bail ,pending the time the case will begin ?
Most of.the time, we get overjoyed and rated ourselves high when going is good. When everyone is chanting ,praising and honouring you , forgotten a Yoruba adage that do say ” TÓ BÁ BURÚ TÁN, ÌWO NÌKAN NÍ YÍÒ KÙ”. When it get finally worsen, it will remain only you ..
I saw Yomi Fabiyi granting loud interview, speaking big Grammar and qouting both local and international law on the floor of the magistrate court today , yet, he couldn’t get him a surety.
I watched his niece EWATOMI who said, “I have been living with him for long “. He made me what I am today “. Then I started thinking what and who is she that his uncle can’t get bail?.
The fact remains that , we as human do consider our selves over and over again before thinking of helping others. . And if we observe the help we are about to render will affect us, we will close our eyes at it.
Most of the time, we have to be careful as a public figure. Not all the fans are your lovers , not every brother is your friend, not every enemy is your enemy.
Most of the people that praises us will turn back when table turns for bad. So, let us be careful and tèé jéjé..
Either he committed the offence or not. I just had reflection on his ordeal. It what learning from . If this man is not prayerful.enough, this situation will consume him outrightly..
Unfortunately he didn’t have *ONIDURO* . He needed just a surety , from his Pry ,Secondary , institution, movie industry ,home and abroad, just only one person can’t stand for him.
Sincerely , I pity him..