Obasanjo Not Innocent In Murder Of Former Attorney-General, Bola Ige – Afenifere Leader, Adebanjo

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Pa Ayo Adebanjo, the acting leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government cannot claim innocence in the murder of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige.

The elder statesman said the former president had “a lot of questions to answer” on the death of Bola Ige.

Ige, former AGF under the Obasanjo administration, was assassinated in his residence at Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State on December 23, 2001.

However, after two decades of his death, conversations around the assassination of the former AGF had been revived by claims made by former All Progressives Congress chairman, Bisi Akande, in his recently published book, “My Participations.”

In the book, Akande, a former Osun State Governor, had accused the Obasanjo administration of reluctance in the pursuit of Ige’s killers.

Akande also said some people in Obasanjo’s government decided to deal with Ige because of the late minister’s popularity.

Reacting to these claims, Adebanjo, in a chat with AriseTV on Tuesday, said “Obasanjo’s government cannot claim innocence about the death of Bola Ige.”

He added that “a lot of questionable deaths happened during the regime of Obasanjo.”

“There’s no doubt that Obasanjo’s government cannot claim innocence about the death of Bola Ige. Nobody is disputing that, and as far as we are concerned, he has a lot of questions to answer. Because I don’t understand how the chief legal officer of the state with security people guarding him every time, would have security leave him as at the time the assassins came, claiming they went to eat,” the Afenifere leader said.

“To be candid, a lot of questionable deaths happened during the regime of Obasanjo. On that score (in the book of Bisi Akande), I think there’s a point for Obasanjo’s government to answer.”


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