The first son of the late Cicero of Esa-oke, Chief Bola Ige, Hon. Muyiwa Ige has revealed that those who murdered his father are not free because their conscience will continue to prick them.
Mr. Ige stated this in an interview with PUNCH while speaking about life without his father as his family marks the 90th posthumous birthday of the late Afenifere leader.
He also stated that the failure of security agencies to decades after unravel the face of those who murdered is father is more than a disappointment for his family.
“Disappointment is an understatement . The truth of the matter is that there must be closure . Any sensible government would want to at least , unravel the so – called mysterious deaths or assassinations of various personalities – my father , ( the late Bola Ige ) , Pa Alfred Rewane , Dele Giwa, and a host of others. It will always be a dent in the history of this country, if those murder cases are not solved.
“The actors are walking the streets today but the truth of the matter is that they may believe they are free, but they are not . They are not free. Their conscience will continue to probe them. And so , it is a natural law – the law of Karma . I always say that everyone will get their comeuppance one day,” he said.
Mr. Ige, who is a former Commissioner in Osun State, also revealed that his father knew about the plan to ambush and kill him but thought it was not possible because he was a man of the people.
In his words: “On December 15 , 2001 , his cap was removed at the ( Ooni ’ s ) palace in Ife . Somebody came to meet us just about an hour before that they heard some people were planning to ambush and kill him , but his demeanor was that he didn ’ t have problem with anyone , and that no such thing could ever happen and I also believed it. No one could have thought that this thing ( assassination) could have happened in his private space.
“He was a man of the people and his house was almost like a town hall . Anybody could just walk in and he would attend to them . But the question to ask is what has it profited any of them that executed him or arranged for some people to kill him or were part of the dastardly act ? It has not profited them and forever , their conscience will prick them . He who lives by the sword will definitely be consumed by the sword . But I thank God for my father , I thank God for my mother and I thank God for the gracious legacies they left behind.”