By NBF News

We are waiting for prosecution of Dina's killers, says AC

By Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji
March 9, 2010 03:05AM
The Ogun State chapter of the Action Congress (AC), yesterday said it is only interested in the prosecution of arrested suspects in the murder of the party's governorship candidate in the 2007 election, Dipo Dina, and had no interest in the celebration of arrests.

The state party chairman, Tajudeen Bello, spoke during the state executive tour of the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, which is part of the AC's preparatory campaign for the 2011 election.

Mr. Bello was reacting to the media report credited to the police that it had arrested some suspects who allegedly killed Mr. Dina.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Azubuko Udah, was quoted as saying “we have made some arrest in connection with Dipo Dina's death and investigation is still ongoing. At this point, I cannot give you the number of suspects in our custody because this may jeopardise our investigations.”

Prosecute them
But speaking with journalists at Owode, the AC boss said the party is not interested in the number of arrests made. “It is not the arrest we are after, but the real prosecution,” he said. “Are those arrested really the ones who committed the crime? You know, AC in Ogun State has placed N2.5 million on information on the arrest of suspected killers, friends of Dipo Dina placed N10 million and Asiwaju Tinubu gave N2.5million, totalling N15 million. So we are all waiting for the police. We are all waiting for the prosecution of the killers.”

Speaking further, he explained that the tour of the local government would take the party to all the 20 local government areas in the state.

“The essence of the tour is to thank all the indigenes of the state that stood by us during the burial of our murdered gubernatorial candidate,” he said.

He added that the tour was also to sensitise the people of the state to party activities and to make them aware that “there is still a chance for anybody that have not registered to go and register with INEC.”