The Nigerian media has been its usual confused uninformed unanalytical self over the Alamieyeseigha sentencing story that has run over the last few days. First, it was reported late last week that tummy tuck had bagged a 12 year sentence. Then, the papers corrected themselves: it was in fact 12 years in total, but with all of the sentences running concurrently, making a maximum actual-time sentence of two years. Then, we learnt yesterday that since Alams has been in jail for two years already, he has already served his time. Accordingly, the hero of the Ijaw nation walked free yesterday. If only we could rely on journalists to tell us how much of the millions of dollars of public money he stole to lavish on properties abroad is still in his keep..
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