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Fresh probe of Bola Ige’s murder will vindicate me – Omisore

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

Bola-IgeA former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has expressed confidence that his name will be cleared at the end of the investigation into the murder of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Chief Bola Ige.

Ige then a chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy and pan-Yoruba socio cultural organisation, Afenifere was shot dead in his bedroom, in Bodija, Ibadan, at about 9pm on December 23, 2001 by unknown gunmen.

Omisore, was a key suspect in the case and was detained for months during the government of  former President Olusegun Obasanjo who made fruitless effort to find the killers.

He (Omisore) was docked alongside others but later discharged and acquitted by a state High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

President Muhammadu Buhari  had reportedly ordered the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris to probe the death of Ige alongside a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Dikibo.

In a statement by his media aide, Diran Odeyemi, on Tuesday, Omisore described the decision of the Federal Government to revisit the killing of the former Minister of Justice and Dikibo as a good and a welcome development.

He however urged the FG to extend its search towards unraveling the killers of late Funso Williams and Oduayo Olagbaju.

Mr. Omisore also advised the government and the IGP to widen the scope of their investigation to all areas rather than limiting themselves to a particular area or section.

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

“I pray that God will expose all the people and whoever is connected to all the killings under investigation while I wish the new IG the best of luck in the task.”

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