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Police Minister's appointment challenged

11 March 2014, 09:35 Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Coalition of Oodua Self-Determination Groups (COSEG), a pressure group, has condemned the recent appointment of Jelili Adeshiyan as Police Affairs Minister as miscarriage of justice.

The group described Adeshiyan's employment as an “insult” on Yoruba people and an “attempt to shield him and his cohorts” from prosecution over the death of the former Attorney General of the Federation, Bola Ige.

“The appointment of Adeshiyan as minister is not only an insult on the people of Yoruba land but a disservice to the memory of Chief Bola Ige. A man who is an aide of Senator Iyiola Omisore, known for violence and brigandage cannot be trusted in such a position. He is still under investigation for the murder of Chief Bola Ige, yet he is a minister in charge of agency of government investigation calls to question the anti corruption crusade of the Jonathan led government,” COSEG stated in a statement Chairman and Secretary, Ifedayo Ogunlana and Rasak Olokoba, respectively, signed.

COSEG equally blamed the Senate for the “hasty” manner in which the alleged murder suspect was confirmed despite stiff opposition from three Senators from Osun State.

“We are confused how a man standing trial for murder could have scaled the screening of the security as well as that of the senate of the federal republic, if not that himself  and his god father are up to a game,” the group stated.

“It is also very worrisome how our security system would work if an alleged murderer that has a case in court could scale through security screening. This is why we have been unable to stop the carnage of Boko Haram in the North East of the country,” COSEG maintained.  
“The appointment of Adeshiyan is not only mischievous but also reckless, immoral, anti-people and a dangerous trend in the political development and appointments in Nigeria because he that goes to equity must come with clean hands. The appointment of Adeshiyan as minister of police affair is flawed.”

Ige was shot dead at his home in Ibadan in December 2001.  Various people were arrested for the murder but acquitted.

– CAJ News

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