A lot of people who are empathizing with this army official and the deceased family would have easily thrown a stone if they were there. It is really weird that the same people are going crazy on social media over the loss of this honorable army official that was lynched like a deadly python. No human being deserves to be treated that way but people still feel that killing people under mere suspicion is warranted and for many years, nobody does anything about it. It is absolutely lunatic for ‘human beings’ to act like mere monkeys for an excuse of being African.
An army officer who was reported to have been going jogging one morning was lynched for the mere fact that a gun was spotted on him. We went to the same High School, Akosombo International School.
I do not feel any sense of guilt when I say Africa still remains primitive. Over the years, I have candidly spoken against lynching especially when I lost a friend through this same insane act. A few years ago, I almost lost another friend to lynching when he visited a hall at the University of Ghana. Even today, as the news spreads like wildfire over the death of a soldier, many attempts of lynching has definitely been made.
What stops us from getting suspects arrested? What stops us from giving any reasonable doubt that the people that are lynched could be innocent. Most often than not, those doing the lynching have no idea of the reason why they are being lynched, in other words, they weren’t present when the attack started. So what gives anybody the right to raise an alarm on mere suspicion, what gives any fat breasted woman the right to yell “beat him to death!”
The biggest problem we face in Africa is the denial of our reality. We cannot solve our problems if we refuse to acknowledge them and merely push everything on debating lines of race, tribe, politics and even ‘morality’. On Facebook, I saw a video of a white journalist who asked an African-American man about the corrupt state of Nigeria. Immediately, the African-American became defensive about it. Many other people of African descent also became offended when they saw the video. Instead of treating that as a problem and talking about how we can solve it, many other Africans were willing to debate about this obvious fact. I stated facts in the comment section and everybody seemed to be against me. I was bombarded with statements like, “You are African and you are talking like this?!” Yes, I am African, that’s why I will talk about Africa just the way it is. We need to see our true reflection in the mirror for us to feel the desperation to make a change. We need to be truthful and face reality.
That is the point of my blog. I am not here to talk only about the positive side of Africa but address the negatives of Africa as well. My heart bleeds when things like this happen to our continent and people in power do little or nothing about it at all. Why are we pretending like everything is fine when things are going so wrong?! How can we debate about whether or not things are okay when obviously they aren’t ?! Why are so many people concerned about image than human lives? This makes no sense to me .
I will show more videos and of the act and follow up on the story.