– Today is Good Friday.
As usual, Christians all over the world would recall how Judas Iscariot betrayed our Lord Jesus Christ. Scenes of that betrayal would be reenacted in most Churches. Traditionally, effigies of Judas would be flogged and taunted almost everywhere.
Although Judas Iscariot lived and died centuries ago, he is still omnipresent. He is still betraying goodness.
Judas Iscariot lives in the hearts of men and women who betray their friends, for selfish reasons. He lives in the hearts of men and women who tell lies and indulge in corruption.
Judas Iscariot lives wherever denials live. He is currently residing at 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, where Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recovered the sum of 43 million dollars, 27 million pounds, and 23 million naira, respectively.
So far, alleged owners of the apartment where the cash was found, have denied ownership of the apartment and the cash. They are all influential Nigerians, including a former National Chairman of a political party. So far, it looks like cash simply germinated in an unowned apartment.
Obviously, Judas Iscariot owns that cash. This may just be the tip of the iceberg. There may be several similar residential apartments in Nigeria that accommodate such cash.
If we don’t watch it, Judas would soon own Nigeria. Let’s be mindful of him, lest he betrays our future.
Happy Easter in advance to all my relatives and friends!
- Cornelius Ellah