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They do things differently in...

...Nigeria

From the Daily Independent, Lagos, via AllAfrica.com:

"Olusegun Agagu, whom the Appeal Court sacked last Monday as Ondo State Governor, was on Sunday slammed with a N500 million bill (circa £2.4m) by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) as the fee for helping him to rig the election in 2007.
...

[MEND spokesman] Bounanawei insisted that the N500 million was the contract sum agreed by Agagu and the MEND before the election, in a deal signed on his behalf by the former Secretary to State Government, Isaacs Kekemeke.

He alleged that Kekemeke, who is from Ese-Odo Council, was the link man between the MEND and the Agagu government until both sides fell out when Agagu refused to pay the fee.

Agagu has been ousted, Bounanawei noted, but he is still liable to pay the N500 million "or the MEND will go ahead and enforce payment in the usual MEND's style".


I suspect that the 'MEND's usual style' does not involve Bleak House-style lawsuits. A bit of digging suggests that MEND are a fairly innovative bunch - "Former United States Air Force "counter-terrorism" officer, technology analyst, and software entrepreneur, John Robb, in a Wired Magazine interview about the emergence of "open source guerrillas", alleged that MEND "doesn’t even field its own guerillas. They hire their experts and fighters mostly from criminal gangs and tribal warrior cults to do their operations." Source



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