Ministerial nominee, Abduljelili Oyewole Adesiyan from Osun State still has questions to answer pertaining to the assassination of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, the deceased’s son, Muyiwa has alleged.
Adesiyan’s screening on February 13, 2014 by the Senate suffered a major setback when he was asked to say what the upper chamber should know about him that was not stated in his CV. He suddenly burst into tears, saying he did not kill Ige but that position was faulted by senators from his state, who alleged that he had not yet been cleared of complicity in the death of the late Attorney General.
The ministerial nominee maintained his innocence swearing that he had no reason to kill Chief Ige, who he said loved him so much.
The former Justice Minister was killed in his Ibadan, Oyo State capital home by suspected assassins on December 23, 2001.
The late Ige’s son, Muyiwa, however, posed some questions for Adesiyan
•why did he flee his home with his family the night Ige was killed?
•what was his role in the December 15, 2003 assault on the late Ige, eight days before he was assassinated.
Muyiwa, who spoke with The Nation in Ibadan at the weekend, described the statement by Adesiyan’s denial – that he did not kill Ige – as “deceitful” and a “deliberate cover-up”.
According to him, “He lived four houses away from my father’s house. His building is a distance away to Chief Bola Ige’s Bodija Ibadan residence. He was our neighbour. What informed his sudden disappearance from his house the night Chief Bola Ige was killed? He fled his home with members of his family the moment the act was done.
“Let him explain why he ran away.
“Again, the assault on Ige on December 15, 2001 eight days before his assassination; he should explain his role in the assault on Chief Bola Ige at Ile-Ife, whether overtly or covertly. For him to say that Chief Bola Ige gave him money and sponsored his education is nothing.
“On the day Chief Bola Ige was assassinated, why did he suddenly move his family and fled; he should tell Nigerians. Though he was arrested and tried, unfortunately they botched the trial.
“Those crocodile tears on the floor of the Senate were staged managed.
“It is obvious that the spirit of Bola Ige continues to hunt them”, Muyiwa said.
The young Ige said all those who plotted and executed his father’s murder would not know peace, as the late sage’s spirit would continue to haunt them.
Besides, Muyiwa Ige, who is the Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning in Osun State, berated the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) choice of Adesiyan for ministerial post, adding that the choice fittingly confirmed Prof. Wole Soyinka’s description of the party as “a nest of killers”.