A political stalwart and elder statesman, Chief Abiola Ogundokun, has praised President Mohammadu Buhari’s resolve to unveil those behind the assasination of the former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Ajibola Ige, and the late Peoples Democratic Party, Deputy National Chairman, Chief Aminosari Dokubo.
In a statement by him, Ogundokun said Buhari was on the right track with the order he gave the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to re-open the files on the two high profile cases.
According to him, the order by Mr. President, no doubt, would send the signal to criminally-minded Nigerians that no one was above the law and that justice would not again elude the families of the victims.
However, he charged President Buhari to ensure that other high profile murder cases, including the assassination of the late Lagos State PDP leader, Funsho Williams, be given equal attention to make his good intention be acceptable by all Nigerians.
He said: “It is very unacceptable for the evil to continue to thrive and the aggreived and the bereaved not to get justice. The perpetrators and sponsors of these grusome murder cases, no doubt, are moving freely about unchallenged and this is enough reason for many to lose faith in the nation’s judicial system.
“Mr. President’s resolve to unearth the mystery of these cases would go a long way to restore our confidence thatthe nation belongs to all of us and not the few that belive they can commit crimes and get away unpunished. I beileve evidences are still fresh to prosecute these cases and bring the perpetrators of the heineous acts to justice.”
The Publisher of the Conscience Magazine International and National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, noted that re-opening the Ige and Dokubo’s murder cases must have brought a relief to the the two great politicians’ families that hope was in sight for them to get justice for their loved ones.
Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Publisher/Chairman, Conscience Magazine International.