Two Students Jailed 70 Years & Elite-Robbers Set Free

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Two students of the Keta Business High School are to spend a total of 60 years in

prison after being convicted of conspiracy and robbery by the Aflao Circuit Court.

The convict, Jeff Hope Dotse, 20, and Emmanuel Nartey, 19, were convicted on their

own plea and each sentenced 30 years for robbery and five years for conspiracy to

run concurrently” (Ghanaweb Nov 17, 2011)

“The Court of Appeal, Accra, yesterday upheld a preliminary objection brought at the

instance of former Chief of Staff Kwadwo Okyere Mpiani in the case in which the

Attorney General has appealed the ruling of the High Court, Accra that struck out

the charges against Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby and former Mpiani in the Ghana@50

trial. The Court of Appeal in the process struck out additional grounds of appeal

and the written submissions filed by the Attorney General and proceeded to adjourn

the case sine die or indefinitely” (Ghanaweb Nov 17, 2011).

Two students get 70 years

For youthful indiscretions

For stage-robbing a woman

Agog in the sun youthfulness

Indiscretions of youth

Out to forage in the night

Out for nightly mischief

Chase their shadows

Wearing their youth

Two students get 70 years

Centuries to die in prison

For youthful indiscretions

The pen-armed robbers

The celebrated thieves

The greedy bastards

The Sekyi-Hugheses

Get paid state-pension

Educated elitist bandits

In the pay of the state

Killers of the youth

Killers of the dream

The Kwadwo Mpianis

The Weroko-Brobbys

The Handsome Asabees

The PV Obengs

The Diapering Munkatas

The ET Mensahs

The Tractor-Thieves

The Kufour Hotels

The Asiedu-Nketiahs

The Hannah Bissiws

The Benyiwa-Does

Educated mercenaries

They have our respect

They have free freedoms

Freedoms to swagger

Swaggering in 4 X 4

Freedoms to live & loot

Live in massive mansions

Educated thieves

Killers of the dream

Predators in suit

Pen-armed robbers

Degree-wielding robbers

Killers of the dream

Of the postcolony

Freely worshipped

Adored by the masses

With bouquets of awe

Ah! The disempowered

Ah! The impoverished

Worshipping, adoring

The educated thieves

Killers of the dream

Waiting for state honors

Waiting for state burials

The Sekyi-Hugheses get all

Receive full pension

End of service benefits

Take home official cars

The Sekyi-Hughes rob us

Rob a whole household

Portraits & furniture

Carpets & windows

Doors & floors

Cutlery & curtains

Fridges & television sets

The Asabees rob us

Asabees thumb our eyes

The PV Obengs rob us

PVs get national jobs

The ET Mensahs rob us

ET Mensahs are Ministers

They have it all and all

Pensions & mansions

State funeral & burial

Eternal thieves of our time

Watersheds of our misery

Of moral bankruptcy

Of social putrefaction

Of underdevelopment

Pen-armed robbers

Rape government

Rape citizens

Rape girls, boys

Wield certificates

Wield woolen suits

Oh! Killers of the dream

Eternal thieves of our time

Watersheds of our misery

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained oral

historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania with

her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In her

pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”

poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.