Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
Senator Iyiola Omisore on Tuesday described the decision of the federal government to revisit the killings of the former Minister of Justice and a political icon, Chief Bola Ige and Chief Dikibo as good and a welcome development.
Omisore who spoke through his Media Director, Prince Diran Odeyemi, however urged the federal government to extend its search towards unraveling the killers of late Funso Williams and Oduayo Olagbaju, just to mention a few.
Omisore also advised the federal government and theInspector General of Police (IG) to widen the scope of their investigations to all areas rather than limiting themselves to a particular area or section.
Speaking further, Omisore said “I am particularly happy that fresh investigation will further exonerate me and others who were wrongfully framed up, suffered untold hardship before we were finally acquitted and discharged by the court.”
He however prayed to God to expose all the people and whoever is connected to all the killings under investigation while wishing the new IG the best of luck in the task ahead.
A former Commissioner for Special Duties in Osun State, Dr. Basiru Ajibola, had already praised the federal government’s resolve to re-open the murder of Ige.
Ajibola’s reaction came on the heels of the order given by President Muhammadu Buhari to the acting IG to re-open investigation into the unresolved murder of Ige, and ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-south, of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Amoinosari Dokubo.
The legal luminary in his reaction in Osogbo on Monday, contended that the directive would be a plus to the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria.
According to him: “Will be a plus to the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria because it is a thing of shame that the sitting AGF could be killed and the culprits would not be made to face justice.”
“The fact that the earlier trial went the way it went, was a serious indictment of our criminal investigation procedure as well as criminal justice administration.”
“My candid advice for the government this time around is that all the agencies of government should handle the matter with all the seriousness. They should do their investigations and prosecutions thoroughly.”