Following the reported directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that the case of the slain former Attorney General of the Federation, Bola Ige, be revisited, a former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, has expressed confidence that his name will be cleared at the end of the investigation.
Mr. Ige was shot dead in his bedroom, in Bodija, Ibadan, at about 9pm on December 23, 2001 by unknown gunmen.
Mr. Omisore, who is currently facing charges of corruption, was a key suspect in the case and was detained for months as the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo made fruitless effort to find the killers.
Quoting sources, Vanguard reported on Monday that Mr. Buhari had also directed the acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to investigate the killing of the ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-South, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminasoari Dikibo.
Mr. Dikibo was returning to his base from Abuja after a meeting when he was attacked by suspected assassins as he arrived Delta State. He was killed near Asaba on October 22, 2004.
In a statement by his media aide, Diran Odeyemi, on Tuesday, Mr. 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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