Seventeen years after the gruesome murder of the late Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, his son, Muyiwa, yesterday expressed confidence that his late father will get justice.
The late Ige was shot dead in his bedroom in Bodija, Ibadan home at about 9pm on December 23, 2001, after he arrived in Ibadan from Lagos at about 8.30pm.
His security details were said to have sought permission from the former Attorney General to go and eat before the incident occurred.
Muyiwa, who spoke in an interview with The Nation in Abuja, said if the late MKO Abiola could get justice under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, there is hope for the family.
He said the legacy of the late Ige lives on despite all odds.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier directed the Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris to reopen fresh investigation into the unresolved murder cases, including the death of ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-South of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Aminasoari Dikibo.
Pressure groups under aegis of The Democratic Movement (TDM) also urged the IG to expedite action on the investigation.
The junior Ige said: “My father’s legacy lives on. What has been trending in the last few days is the fact that the President is saying they should reopen the case and hopefully, in reopening the case, we will get justice.
“Once we have justice just like the Abiola family and Nigeria has gotten justice with all the actors of June 12, we have gotten justice. By the grace of God, we will get Justice on the Bola Ige matter as well.”
Asked if he was very much hopeful on getting justice for his father’s death, he said: “That’s all we have.”