“Don’t Cry for me, I am going to prison”; Diekola tells angry supporters
” Don’t Cry for me; If going to prison will liberate Osun people from political bondage, I surrender my liberty”. I am not deterred!
What worries me is the future of our state and institutions of our democracy in the hands of these political vampires. You would recall that about three Magistrate had rejected the script from the office of the Attorney General to remand me in prison until a help came from this young man, Magistrate Ayeni.
What is more curious about today’s ruling which I think should be of utmost concern to all defenders of democracy, members of the bar and the bench at large: Magistrate Ayeni (in a civil case) rejected oral bail application pleaded by my lawyers on health ground and self-recognizance as two termed Chairman of Osogbo Local government. Ironically, he granted oral bail application in a criminal case brought before his court.
Though I know for certainty that Magistrate must have been heavily bribed and assured of unmeritorious promotion before he agreed to read the script. I am not disturbed that the magistrate rejected our bail application but it baffles me that the prosecutor didn’t utter a sentence after announcing appearances in court before our bail application was rejected.
I know my supporters are burning with anger as a result of this script acted by the young Magistrate, I urge you, please, don’t cry for me; If going to prison will liberate Osun people from political bondage, I surrender my liberty!
I am the happiest man today at the risk of sounding patronizing, the only politician whose balls cannot be pocketed by a dictatorial government.
By the same token, I am the saddest man today, I am walking into prison with sons of Osogbo elder statesmen who accompanied me to the premises of Osun State police command.