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My Participations: How Ex-minister Bola Ige Was Killed – Akande

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Elder statesman Chief Bisi Akande has recounted how Chief Bola Ige was killed.

The late Ige was the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Ige was shot dead in his Ibadan, Oyo State capital, residence on December 23, 2001.

Akande, who was State governor at the time, recalled in his book ‘My Participations’ the circumstances in which Ige was killed.

He wrote: “As was his custom, Ige was preparing to spend the Christmas with his people in Esa-Oke where he held the traditional title of Asiwaju (leader).

“He would normally hold a feast on Boxing Day, December 26, and all of us his friends would join him to celebrate.

“That day would be an open house and all members of the Esa-Oke community would troop to Ige’s expansive compound.

“So, by the time Ige entered Ibadan, preparation for Christmas at Esa-Oke was in top gear.

“Most of his personal staff, especially those in the kitchen, had moved to Esa-Oke to await his arrival.

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