Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday said the resumption of investigation into the murder of a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, was already hamstrung and disrobed of credibility with the emergence of a prime suspect in the case as the National Secretary of the ruling All Progressive Congress.

It was earlier reported that Iyiola Omisore emerged as the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress at the party’s convention last Sunday.

It would also be recalled that Ige was shot dead in his home in Ibadan on December 23, 2001.

Omisore and 10 other suspests were arrested and arraigned for the murder of Bola Ige. They were later acquitted and released.

The elder statesman in December last year urged the President, Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the exposure of Ige’s killers to reinstate what he termed “the broken lines of justice.”

Soyinka wondered then what happened to the President’s pledge to open an enquiry into the country’s spate of political murders.

Ige, also an ex-governor of old Oyo State, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen at his Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, home on December, 23, 2001.

The essayist stated that barely three months had passed since the twentieth anniversary of Ige’s murder; an occasion which he said he utilised to remind the President of a subsisting election pledge.

Credit: Punch

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