Hope for justice for Ige, Dikibo

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Reports have it that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to dust the abandoned murder case-files of late prominent political leaders, Chief Bola Ige (SAN) and Chief Aminasoari Dikibo.

Ige was the Attorney General and Minister of Justice when he was gruesomely murdered right under the noses of state security operatives attached to him in his private residence in Ibadan on December 23, 2001.

Dikibo, the Deputy National Chairman of the then ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was assassinated on his way home from Abuja via Asaba to Port Harcourt, also by unknown assailants, on October 22, 2004.

The unwillingness of successive regimes to fish out the killers and bring them to justice made many Nigerians lose faith in the justice system.

Some of those who also lost their lives to assassins around this period included: All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) chieftain in Rivers State, Chief Marshall Harry (March 5, 2003 ); ANPP’s hot-shot candidate for the Orlu Senatorial Zone in Imo State, Mr Uche Ogbonnaya, alias OGB (April 10, 2003); the governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos State in 1999 and 2003, Engineer Funsho Williams, who was murdered in his Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi home on July 27, 2006 when he was warming up to run again, among others.

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