When it was reported that the police authority beamed their torchlight on E-Money, some people’s reaction was like, “Why did he show himself too much?”
And it dawned on me that a lot of us don’t even realise how strong the hold of EASY MONEY is.
Expecting anybody with “excess money” not to “show themselves too much” is like asking a pregnant woman to “hide belle” nah.
Extreme flamboyance is the strongest syndrome of easy money.
Even the OGBANJE of Easy Money WILL push you to become socially reckless. Because, it offers a false sense of untouchability.
It’s very difficult to contain the PUSH (to OVER-DO) of easy money.
Consider Obi Invictus… do you think all that FORBES AFRICA ‘hyping’ was garnered by “not showing himself too much”? Easy Money simply pushes you to socially OVER-DO… somehow!
…very IN YOUR FACE causing something. Afterall, the point of “ego mbuta” is to make world people “loyal”. How will they behave if you don’t SHOW them ‘levels’? This I know, though…
The money that is SWEATED for is hardly IN YOUR FACE…atleast, not brashly so. SWEATING for anything(especially money) TRAINS you in the process.
The first thing it takes away from you is the insensitive disposition of “ego na ekwu”(money answereth all things). It drills certain values in one…so much so that when you eventually catch your breath, you just want to HAVE MONEY in peace.
And it instils in one a preference for the exposure that diligent strides ( and not opulence) offers. Easy money is the one that “announces” you noisily…because everything about it is IN YOUR FACE.
As for the claim of flagrant abuse of police escorts on his part. Reality remains that… Whoever sanctioned that withdrawal HAF FINISH (pata-pata o!) those police escorts.
If given a choice, they will drop “uniform” to go work fully for him self. He probably takes better care of them than their formal employer.
The INDIGNITY of that uniform is systemic. It didn’t start with E-Money and will unfortunately NOT end with this saga.
As you read this, a policeman (somewhere in Nigeria) is probably running domestic errands for his Oga’s girlfriend. But, that is besides the point!