Saturday, April 19, 2014

Afenifere calls on FG to re-open unresolved murder cases


Late Bola Ige

The group also condemned the recent attack on a newspaper editor.

The Pan Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, has challenged the Federal Government to re-open the murder cases of prominent Nigerians who had been felled by assassins’ bullet in the past.

The group’s Secretary General, Seinde Arogbofa, said this would serve as deterrent to other criminal minded persons in the country.

Reacting to the attack on the Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Compass, Sina Kawonise, on his way to Lagos from an official assignment, Mr. Arogbofa expressed shock over the many cases of unresolved murder in the country.

He noted that the killing of the pioneer Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch magazine, Dele Giwa; the killing of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Bola Ige; and Alfred Rewane are many murders yet to be resolved.

Mr. Arogbofa expressed the joy of the group that the case of Kawonise did not result into the numerous unresolved murders, stressing that government should do everything within the law to bring the culprits into book.

“Since the death of Dele Giwa, a renowned journalist through a letter bomb, many Nigerians both high and low have lost their lives through violent untimely death.

“Some have been lucky to escape by the whiskers one of such is Kawonise. Our concern is that government has not been able to prosecute successfully those involved in the dastardly act,” he said.

Mr. Arogbofa urged government to re-open earlier assassination cases and get the culprits successfully prosecuted.

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