Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Omisore welcomes FG’s move to reopen Ige’s killing

A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has described the plan by the  Federal Government to revisit the killing of a former Governor of old Oyo State, Chief Bola Ige, as a welcome

Omisore, who spoke in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Tuesday by his Media Director, Mr. Diran Odeyemi, however, advised the FG to revisit the killing of Funso Williams and Odunayo Olagbaju, who was a member of the Osun State House of Assembly.

Omisore said he was  in support of the calls for the case to be revisited but added that other high-profile killings should be revisited to show that the move was not targeted at political opponents.

The statement partly read, “The decision of the Federal Government to revisit the killing of the former Minister of Justice and a political icon, the late Chief Bola Ige and Chief Dokubo is good and a welcome development.

“I am particularly happy that a fresh investigation will further exonerate me and others who were wrongfully framed up and suffered untold hardship before we were finally acquitted and discharged by the court.

“The Federal Government and the Inspector-General of Police should widen the scope of their investigations to all areas  rather than limiting themselves to a particular area or section.

The Federal Government should extend its search towards unraveling the killers of the late Funso Williams and Odunayo Olagbaju just to mention a few. The Federal Government and the IG should widen the scope of their investigations to all areas  rather than limiting themselves to a particular area or section.”

He however prayed to God to expose all the people and whoever was connected to all the killings under investigation while wishing the new IG the best of luck in the task.

Ige was assassinated at his Bodija residence in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on December 23, 2001 by some gunmen.

Ige’s son, Muyiwa, had said in 2015 that the case would be revisited.

He said, “We know the killers, they are still out there walking, but sooner or later the killers will be found. Once we have a sensible government in power we will fish out the (Bola Ige’s) killers.

“I thank God that come May 29, a sensible government will take over. When we have the government that believes in the rule of law, we are going to push for the case to be reopened. Right now, the prime suspect has no power base any longer.

“They are never made governors, they are not senators. We are going to re-open the case and hopefully justice will prevail.”

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