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NIGERIA: I Have Left My Father’s Killers to God, Says Ige’s Son

The son of the late Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, Muyiwa, yesterday  made it clear that the family had left the killers of his father to God for divine judgment.
 
Muyiwa, who is the current Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning in Osun State, said the killers of his father cannot escape from the wrath of God at any appropriate time.
 
Speaking with journalists in Osogbo,  Muyiwa  contended  that the killers of his father still move round the streets up till date, a situation which he said frustrate the family members.
 
He said: “Bola Ige did not kill himself, Ige did not organisethe ceremony where he was assaulted in Ile-Ife by himself, he did not assault himself in Ile-Ife, but some people did that to him.”
 
He contended that the killers of his father would not know peace till they join him, stressing that his ghost would continue to hunt all those who knew about his assassination. Bola Ige was murdered at his Bodija, Ibadan residence in December 2001 while serving as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.
 
Speaking on the gruesome manner in which his father was killed, Muyiwa stated that Ige’s killing would never go off the memory of those who knew him.
He also noted that his late father was assaulted in Ile-Ife few days to his killing at the palace of the Ooni of Ife where according to him, he presented a staff of office to the monarch some 20 years before the incident.
 
He  condemned  a statement credited to an aide of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, Mr Diran Odeyemi, that Omisore sponsored his education abroad,  noting that  â€œI never knew Omisore before, how a former governor that my father was would not afford to cater for my education.” 

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