Search on the antecedents of persons Mr. Buhari the Nigerian president ban from traveling abroad last week shows the president has banned a dead man from traveling. An action that seems unreasonable to many admirers of the president.
An Enugu State Chief Judge, Mr. Innocent Umezulike, is among the persons the president banned from traveling abroad.
Relatives and close associates say Innocent is dead and was buried last month.
The innocent record shows he served Enugu state in the capacity of a Judge for 13 years and was the longest-serving Chief Judge in the entire South Eastern and the second longest serving Chief Judge in Nigeria.
Innocent died at a private hospital in London, United Kingdom.
When WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) sought the explanation of the presidency on the inclusion of a dead man’s name on the list, Mr. Garba Sehu, the spokesperson to president refused to comment.
This is not the first time Buhari is dealing with the dead, the president had last year, appointed five dead persons as board members in the federal agencies.
The dead persons on the list were Senator Francis Okpozo (Delta), Rev. Father Christopher Utau (Benue), DIG Donald Ugbaja (retd), Garba Attahiru (Kaduna) and Umar Dange (Sokoto).
In another shocker, Muhammadu Buhari last week included Mr. Innocent Umezulike, a dead man on the list of 50 Nigerians that are banned from traveling abroad, saying they are on the state corruption list.
Mr. Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, said the ban is part of the state mechanism taken to enforce the executive order 6 recently signed by the president.