Dipo Dina, a former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, was killed in 2010.
A former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has called for a probe of his successor, Ibikunle Amosun, for the 2010 murder of a former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Dipo Dina.
Mr. Daniel made this call after alleging a plan by the Amosun administration to set free some suspects arrested by the police in connection with the brutal murder of the politician.
The former governor spoke at a stakeholders meeting of the Labour Party, LP, held on Sunday in Sagamu, where hundreds of defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, led by the party’s former chairman in the local government, Shamsudeen Osho, joined the LP.
Mr. Dina was killed in Ota on January 25, 2010 by gunmen; and two months later, some suspects were arrested by the state police command.
The arrested suspects were charged to court.
Mr. Daniel said according to recent information he got, the state government had ordered that the prosecution of the accused be discontinued. He therefore urged the law enforcement agencies to
investigate the rationale behind the governor’s intention to release the accused.
Mr. Daniel was speaking on the allegations of killings and mysterious deaths levelled against him and his administration while he was in office. He said the claims were unfounded.
“God gave us the grace to administer this state for eight years until about three years ago when there was a change of government,” he said. “I now heard some incorrect things. They said security under our government was not better than the security under their own government. That is a
“Under our tenure, they lied against us. They alleged that we killed people. We asked them to name
those we killed; they couldn’t find anybody to name. We said didn’t these people have families and relatives? They now started a lot of shenanigans.”
On the forthcoming 2015 general elections in the state, Mr. Daniel, appealed to Labour Party members in the state to eschew violence in their bid to oust the APC from power in the 2015 elections.
Meanwhile, all efforts to get the state government’s reaction proved abortive, as the State Attorney-General, Abimbola Akeredolu, did not respond to calls to her phone.