Reno Omokri, a former advisor to President Goodluck Jonathan, has spoken out against the #JusticeforMohbad campaign.
He believes that many Nigerians are not pursuing true justice.
Instead, they appear to want mob action against people they have previously considered responsible for the controversial murder of former Marlian signee Mohbad.
According to Omokri, the movement appears to be focused on fast punishing certain persons who have been identified as ‘guilty’ by the media, without waiting for proper inquiry and legal processes by authorities.
In a series of tweets, Omokri expressed sympathy for the Nigeria Police Force, stating that no matter their findings, they might not satisfy the demands of those advocating for justice in Mohbad’s case.
He suggests that these individuals have already identified certain persons they believe should be held accountable, and anything short of that would lead them to contest the police’s findings, accusing them of bias or bribery.
In his words;
“Many Nigerians actually do not want #JusticeForMohBad. What they want is mob Justice against identified people they don’t like. To them, Justice For MohBad means that it just must be a certain person or persons.
“I am really feeling sorry for the @PoliceNG. If their report clears certain persons, some people will insist they have been bribed or otherwise compromised. They don’t want an investigation. They want an inquisition.”