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Bola Ige’s M*rder: I’m Ready To Go To Court –Prof. Wole Soyinka

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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he is ready to go to court to expose the killers of a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige.

Soyinka made this known at a media interaction in Lagos titled: “Forget the past, forfeit the future: A nation seceding from humanity.”The media briefing was ostensibly in reaction to the reply to his earlier comment on Ige’s murder by the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Iyiola Omisore.

Ige was assassinated at his Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, home on December 23, 2001.

Following the election of Omisore as the APC National Convention, Soyinka had issued astatement, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party of electing someone accused of Ige’s murder as the APC National Secretary.

Omisore had also replied Soyinka, saying he was being used by his political detractors.The media briefing was ostensibly in reaction to the reply to his earlier comment on Ige’s murder by the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Iyiola Omisore.

Ige was assassinated at his Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, home on December 23, 2001.

Following the election of Omisore as the APC National Convention, Soyinka had issued a statement, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party of electing someone accused of Ige’s murder as the APC National Secretary.Omisore had also replied Soyinka, saying he was being used by his political detractors.Omisore, told the Nobel Laureate to ask his cousin, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who killed the former minister.

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The Nobel Laureate recalled that Omisore decaped a respected minister and threw the cap to thugs, noting that such an action led to other actions.

Soyinka posited that such a person should not have been made the scribe.

He said, “We are talking of the party of those in charge of the governance and justice of this country. The leadership of APC and I am not talkingof Buhari alone, do you have to unleash scorpions on our memory?“It is not Soyinka who provided this. It’s those who were so insensitive, who rubbed that murder in our faces. I will be delighted to go to court so that we can go into details. I ask the APC leadership to have a rethink because the issue will not go away.”Lagos lawyer, Chief Femi Falana (SAN), in his reaction, insisted that the killers of Chief Ige must be fished out, saying that Soyinka had reminded President Muhammadu Buhari of his pledge to open an enquiry into the country’s spate of political murders.

This was just as he assured the Nobel Laureate of free legal service if he was sued “because you are taking on a public issue.”

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

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Ojogwu Godwin Chukwudi hailed from Delta State. A young talented personality, Alumnus of Delta State university,Abraka Studied Library and information science. He is an intellectual cyber communicator expert and a prolific blogger professional.

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