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Police denies receiving presidential orders to re-open Ige’s case

21 July 2016, 17:31

Abuja - The Nigerian Police Force has denied receiving a presidential directive to re-open the murder case of former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Bola Ige, reports Sun.

There were reports in the media that President Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to reopen investigation into the unresolved murders of  Ige,who was killed in his Bodija, Ibadan residence on December 23, 2001. and ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-South, of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminosari Dokubo

Also read: Buhari orders IGP to re-open Bola Ige, Dokubo’s cases

Individuals and groups applauded the President’s decision to reopen the case to bring the perpetrators to justice.

But the police authorities on Thursday denied ever receiving such directive from the President.

The police said the report was not true and described it as the imagination of the writers as the Force Headquarters had not got any such directive.

Don Awunah, the Force Public Relations Officer, who made this in Abuja, also said it was not true that the IGP has set up an investigative panel to re-examine all available evidence in the murder case with a view to commencing prosecution of suspects.

- News 24


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