Buhari Orders IGP to Re-open Bola Ige, Dokubo’s Murder Cases

Buhari is set to open two old cases of high-profile murder which has been swept under the carpet over years.

Bola Ige

According to the Vanguard, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to beam his searchlight on two major abandoned murder cases of government officials in Nigeria.
Reports have it that the President directed Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to reopen investigation into the unresolved murder of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, and ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-South, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Aminosari Dokubo, and bring the perpetrators to book.
Over the years, successive security operatives have failed to unravel the mysteries behind the death of these prominent figures which led to a national outrage under the then President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Recall that Chief Bola Ige was shot dead in his bedroom in Bodija, Ibadan home at about 9pm on December 23, 2001, after he arrived Ibadan from Lagos at about 8.30pm.
Architect Muyiwa Ige, son of late Chief Bola Ige has hailed Buhari for his new decision as he believes justice will take its course after 16 years of being perverted.

On the part of Chief Aminosari Dokubo, the late PDP Deputy National Chairman was said to be returning to his base from Abuja after a meeting when he was waylaid by suspected assassins on entering Delta State. He was killed near Asaba on October 22, 2004.

Dokubo’s assassination at the time was alleged to have been caused by certain disagreements with the powers that be in his political party, prior to the general elections.


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