Bola Ige: I’ll Be Delighted To Go To Court, Says Soyinka

 Bola Ige: I’ll Be Delighted To Go To Court, Says Soyinka
Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

Prof Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, stated on Thursday that he is willing to participate in legal processes to find the killers of former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige.

With the emergence of a main suspect in the case as the ruling All Progressive Congress’s National Secretary, Soyinka said in a statement on Saturday that the resumption of an inquiry into Ige’s murder has already been hampered and stripped of legitimacy.

Chief Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of Osun State, was elected as the party’s national secretary during the APC’s 2022 national convention, which took place from March 26 to 27 and saw 77 national offices elected.

Omisore, who replied to Soyinka’s position in a statement, also instructed his lawyer to write the elder statesman demanding a retraction of the comments.

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

In his reaction, a human rights lawyer, Chief Femi Falana, SAN, who said the killers of Ige must be found, noted that Soyinka had reminded President Muhammadu Buhari, of his pledge to open an enquiry into the country’s spate of political murders.

Falana noted, “If you are sued, we will represent you free of charge because you are taking on a public issue.”