Ige’s son: ministerial nominee Adesiyan has questions to answer on ex-minister’s death
WHEN he appeared before the Senate to be screened for a ministerial job, Abduljelili Oyewole Adesiyan was all tears.
He said he had no hand in the murder of former Attorney-General and Justice Minister Bola Ige – as he had been widely accused.
Alhaji Adesiyan swore that he had no reason to kill Chief Ige who he said loved him so much.
But the speculation about his role in the December 23, 2001 murder – Ige was assassinated in his Ibadan, Oyo State capital home – has refused to go away.
The late Ige’s son, Muyiwa, has some questions for Adesiyan
•why did he flee his home with his family the night Ige was killed?
•what was his role in the December 15, 2003 assault on the late Ige, eight days before he was assassinated.
According to the young Ige, these are fundamental issues Adesiyan should resolve before telling Nigerians that he did not kill Ige.
Adesiyan, a ministerial nominee from Osun State, was before senators on February 13, 2014 for screening.
He (Adesiyan) was asked to say what he felt the Senate should know about him that was not stated in his CV. Adesiyan suddenly burst into tears, saying he did not kill Ige.
Muyiwa, who spoke with The Nation in Ibadan at the weekend, described the statement by Adesiyan’s denial – that he did not kill Ige – as “deceitful” and a “deliberate cover-up”.
“He lived four houses away from my father’s house. His building is a distance away to Chief Bola Ige’s Bodija Ibadan residence. He was our neighbour. What informed his sudden disappearance from his house the night Chief Bola Ige was killed? He fled his home with members of his family the moment the act was done.
“Let him explain why he ran away.
Again, the assault on Ige on December 15, 2001 eight days before his assassination; he should explain his role in the assault on Chief Bola Ige at Ile-Ife, whether overtly or covertly. For him to say that Chief Bola Ige gave him money and sponsored his education is nothing.
“On the day Chief Bola Ige was assassinated, why did he suddenly move his family and fled; he should tell Nigerians. Though he was arrested and tried, unfortunately they botched the trial.
“Those crocodile tears on the floor of the Senate were staged managed.
It is obvious that the spirit of Bola Ige continues to hunt them, “he said.
The young Ige said all those who plotted and executed his father’s murder would not know peace, as the spirit of Ige would continue to torment them.
Besides, Muyiwa Ige, who is the Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning in Osun State, also flayed the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) choice of Adesiyan for ministerial post, adding that the choice fittingly confirmed that the party is “a nest of killers”.