Those Who Killed My Father Murdered Sleep, Says Ige’s Son


Son of the late Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), Muyiwa, has said his father’s ghost will continue to haunt those who killed him.

The former minister was killed by unknown assassins in his Bodija home, Ibadan on December 23, 2001.

Speaking at a media parley addressed by three commissioners from Osun State in conjunction with the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muyiwa, who is presently the Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development in Osun, claimed that the appointments of Mr. Abduljelil Adesiyan and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister of Police Affairs and Minister of State for Defence respectively, was a deliberate ploy by the Peoples Democratic Party to regain prominence in the South-West as the 2015 general elections approaches.

His words: “The appointment of the minister was more of selection and not of Omoluwabi structure. We all witnessed the issue at the National Assembly. It is also the first time in the history of Nigeria that three senators from Osun State unanimously rejected the candidate and the machinery of government was used to elevate him”.

Speaking on the killing of his father and the legal battle to bring the killers to book, Muyiwa said it was a travesty of justice in the way the whole issue was handled, alleging the use of government machinery to scuttle the legal proceedings.

He, however, warned: “The ghost of my father will continue to haunt his killers. It will be an albatross around the necks of those who killed him. Bola Ige did not die in his sleep. He did not kill himself. He was assassinated. Slowly but surely, the truth will be known. Those who murdered sleep will sleep no more”.

On the probability of using Adesiyan to undermine the conduct of free, fair and acceptable elections in Osun and Ekiti, Ige said: “It smacks of a strategy of doing something with the election coming up in Ekiti and Osun. They have been screaming now that the coming elections in Osun and Ekiti are preliminaries to 2015 presidential election under the guise of federal might.

“With what has been done and happening in Osun by Governor Aregbesola and likewise in Ekiti, it will be very difficult for them to achieve that. We know they want to make it a do or die thing but we are very much alert, that’s why we must begin to sensitise the citizenry”.