Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Borno State, Hon Kaka Shehu Lawan on Tuesday accused former governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Modu Sherif of being the mastermind of Boko Haram.
He, therefore, called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to arrests and prosecute the factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Lawal spoke at one of the sessions at the ongoing annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Port Harcourt.
He said arrest of Sheriff over his alleged role in the emergence of Boko Haram will bring succor to those affected by actions of the Boko Haram sect.
Lawan further alleged that Sheriff encouraged the spread of the Islamic terrorist group by financing its leaders.
Finally, the chickens have come home to roost, over the true identity of the man called Senator Modu Ali Sheriff, aka SAS.
In spite of his repeated denials, the weighty allegations against him as the evil mastermind behind the establishment of the dreaded Boko Haram extremist sect, his funding and tacit support of their atrocities have all come to light.
The final Report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Security Challenges in the North-East under the Ambassador Gaji Galtimaru affirmed this. That was in September 2011.
Subsequently,in 2012 the media was awash with the arrest of a member of the sect in Sheriff’s house in Maiduguri.
Besides, his ignoble role as a master mole in the chess game of politicking for self aggrandizement is obvious as well. His traits as a traitor are indeed legendary. Firstly, he was the man who worked hand-in-glove with the late dictator, Sani Abacha in his overt and brazen bid to prevent the democratic dream from seeing the light of day.
Yet, he later benefitted as a state governor. And even though he then belonged to APP he worked underground for the ruling party, the PDP while Chief Olusegun Obasanjo held sway as the president.
In his bid for political relevance, he joined the All Progressives Congress, APC with the sole aim to control its political affairs. Soon after, he attempted to seize the political machinery from the incumbent governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima but failed.
But when it became obvious that he could not turn the main opposition party into his instrument for unleashing more bloodshed on innocent Nigerians he started a campaign of calumny against the top hierarchy of the APC, beginning with the highly esteemed person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Having had a shouting match with the latter, he accused Tinubu of denying him the major role of shaping up the party for the 2015 general elections. In fact, he accused Tinubu of hijacking the party for his personal and selfish interests.
He also accused Buhari as a” coward, weak and whimpish general who has no stomach to challenge Tinubu’s excesses.” Unknown to him however, Tinubu has been hailed and globally as the leading light in the consistent struggle for the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria as well as its sustenance so far.
Not done, he attempted to link the APC with the funding of the Boko Haram sect He alleged that the money stolen by members of the sect was deposited into APC accounts, which the former CBN Governor and new Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi Lamido laundered for the purchase of arms and ammunition in the international market that supplies that of Al-Qaeda in Somalia, Algeria and Kenya.
But only the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its desperation to capture political power through the back door would believe that white lie.