On February 13, ministerial candidate Abduljelili Oyewole Adesiyan appeared before the Senate to be screened for a position. When asked to share any details that were not included in his CV, Mr. Adesiyan unexpectedly burst into tears saying he had nothing to do with former Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General Bola Ige's murder.
Alhaji Adesiyan further added he had no reason to kill Chief Ige who, he said, loved him very much and sponsored his education.
It will be recalled that Ige was assassinated in his Ibadan, Oyo State capital, home on December 23, 2001.
Iges son, Muyiwa, who spoke to journalists at the weekend, described Adesiyan's as a 'deceitful and deliberate cover-up.'
"He lived four houses away from my father's house. 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," Ige's son demanded.
"Though he was arrested and tried, unfortunately they botched the trial. Those crocodile tears on the floor of the Senate were stage-managed. It is obvious that the spirit of Bola Ige continues to hunt [him]," he concluded.
Furthermore, Muyiwa Ige, Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning in Osun State, also criticized the Peoples Democratic Party's choice of Adesiyan for ministerial post. Such choice, according to him, confirms that the party is "a nest of killers."