Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Femi Falana wears a new rank, ICC

Title wearing is an endearment amongst Nigerians, elite or otherwise. The craze for honorifics has seen some Nigerians with long winding prefixes before their names.

For instance, it is not uncommon to find an accomplished educated individual with such tags as; Chief (Dr); High Chief Senator and such other laughable banalities.

Penultimate week, Lagos activist lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN, found himself earning a new title. The issue is whether he bargained for it or truly deserves the new rank?

For his supporters, it was an overkill, a diversion from the kernel of the matter by former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. But to Okonjo-Iweala’s cheer team, it was the perfect response to a meddlesome interloper in matters of national discourse of which Falana has no business with.

Falana had fired the first salvo when he dragged Okonjo-Iweala, ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki and others to the International Criminal Court, ICC, over arms purchase matter.

In a blitzkrieg manner, Okonjo-Iweala dashed Falana a new rank, Integrity Challenged Charlatan, ICC.

Hmmmmm! Do you think this fits our learned Silk? 

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