Let’s Sue Satan...

Financial Analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford, is suggesting that Ghanaians should sue Satan for influencing citizens to engage in corrupt practices. He expressed worry that despite the numerous high level corruption scandals which have rocked the country in recent times, accused persons are yet to be arrested, charged and prosecuted. He sarcastically said, since it is normal practice for people to attribute their wrongdoings to being under the influence of the devil, a lawsuit must be brought against him [Satan]. “Where does Satan reside” he asked, “Because we have to serve him notice? It is time for somebody to bring a very, very strong law suit against Satan.” The recent corruption scandal to rock the nation is the GHC 7.9 million scandal at the National Service Secretariat (NSS) where the Executive Director and other Directors have been indicted and asked to step aside for further investigations. In September, the Commissioner of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was said to have misused scarce resources of the Commission by ordering an expensive renovation to her official apartment while she rented an expensive apartment at the AU village at a cost of about $180,000. There have shocking revelations at the live sitting of the Dzamefe Commission investigating Ghana’s participation in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Startling revelations have been made at the Commission’s sittings including the payment of $20,000 to a Brazilian agency by the Ghana 2014 World Cup Planning Committee for giving directions to a Brazilian supermarket where ingredients could be bought for cooking meals for supporters during the World Cup among others. The Financial Analyst on Citi FM’s The Big Issue, accused Satan of taken over the very fabric of society by becoming “the biggest cause of all the corruption in this country.” “When you catch somebody, having stolen and thieved and corrupted the society, then they start crying and praying to God and they ask to be forgiven, because at the spur of the moment, they were influenced by the force of satanic devices.” Casely-Hayford remarked that since corrupt public officials are “agents of the devil,” the ongoing street naming and house numbering exercise, should help law enforcement agencies to locate Satan for questioning and possible prosecution. He said: “All the streets and houses have been named in Ghana so we can locate the agents and serve them notices He stated that is is worrying to note that a highly religious nation like Ghana is recording such massive cases of corruption. Casely-Hayford however suggested that if it will be impossible to sue Satan, then his agents must be sued in his place. “Anybody who is saying that they were taken away by satanic and devilish issues is an agent and a passport of Satan so if you can’t sue the man himself, you sue the agent,” he said.