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President Buhari Orders Inspector General Of Police To Re-Investigate Bola Ige’s Death

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President Buhari Orders Inspector General Of Police To Re-Investigate Bola Ige’s Death

The Acting IG of Police Ibrahim Idris is to reopen investigation into the unresolved murder of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, and ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-South, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Aminosari Dokubo, and fish out the perpetrators, based on orders from President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday.
It will be recalled that Chief Bola Ige was shot dead in his bedroom in Bodija, Ibadan, home at about 9pm on December 23, 2001, after he arrived Ibadan from Lagos at about 8.30pm.

His security details were said to have sought permission from the former Attorney General to go and eat before the incident occurred.

 The gunmen, who were said to have been waiting in the vicinity, then stormed the house and tied up family members.

One of the gunmen reportedly pointed a gun at a family member and asked him to lead them upstairs to Chief Bola Ige’s room.

They allegedly moved the wife and his son to an adjourning room, locked them up before shooting their target in the chest.

In a bid to unearth the perpetrators of these unresolved murders, the Acting Inspector General of Police has instituted a high powered investigation team, headed by an Assistant Inspector General of Police, to crack the case.

Following the death of the late Bola Ige, several unsubstantiated allegations were made against several politicians and interest groups, with some even saying the ‘Cicero’, as he was fondly called, was killed to halt the rise in his political profile, while others said it had to do with his impending probe of the corruption in the power sector of the nation’s economy.

On the part of Chief Aminosari Dokubo, the late PDP Deputy National Chairman was said to be returning to his base from Abuja after a meeting when he was waylaid by suspected assassins on entering Delta State.

He was killed near Asaba on October 22, 2004.

Dokubo’s assassination at the time was alleged to have been caused by certain disagreements with the powers that be in his political party, prior to the general elections.

 Reacting to the development, Architect Muyiwa Ige, son of late Chief Bola Ige, said last night that it would be glorious, if the family could get justice 16 years after. Muyiwa, who could not hide his happiness, said President Buhari did not disappoint him, saying the matter was now in the right direction. 

He said: 

“I knew right from the advent of the administration of President Buhari that the matter would be resurrected.

The President is in the right direction. To God be the glory. It’s a new day; we are happy, we will get justice after 16 years. “We are happy that all those who murdered our father, including the star witness, will be brought to justice. It’s good news.”

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Mannyxander

    July 18, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Isn’t this medicine after death???… it would most likely end up the way most cases in Nigeria do. Anyways goodluck to those involved.

    Manny the long lost MDB’er

  2. Bomi

    July 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    OK…

  3. Horacio Patrick

    August 30, 2016 at 12:16 am

    President Muhammadu Buhari today instructed Solomon Arase that the number of police officers attached to dignitaries on permanent basis should be immediately and substantially reduced.  All those policemen withdrawn from guarding the high-ranked officials should return to their regular duties.

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