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Tunde Dare - The 'CRashless' Road Accident Victim

Just like yesterday of which yesterday was exactly the dateline 22 years ago. On October 19th 1986 the infamous letter bomb was delivered at Dele's home at No. 25, Talabi crescent, Off Talabi street, Adeniyi Jones Avenue Ikeja Lagos. Colonel Halilu Akilu of the directorate of military intelligence has spoken to Dele Giwa earlier, asking for directions to his house so as to pay him a visit on his way to Ikeja airport having been slated to travel to Kano and also giving him a tip as regards a parcel from the commander-in-chief most likely an invitation to some official events.
Remember he had also told Dele not to worry about the allegations against him which led to the interrogation by the DMI and SSS on the 16th and 17th October respectively. Dele's Son Billy was the immediate recipient of the parcel which bore the seal of the Presidency, and was marked  TO BE OPENED BY THE ADDRESSEE ONLY. "This must be from the Presidency" Giwa said with a smile as he collected the package from his son and the rest became history.  Killers of Dele Giwa are seemingly so powerful that they frustrated all efforts to investigate his death. Let me prick your conscience with one frustrated effort.

One Herbert Tunde Dare a senior police officer with the special branch was assigned to the investigation. Soon after he began work with his accustomed energy and commitment, he was transferred to Kaduna from Lagos. He visited Lagos to file a preliminary report on his investigations and in attempt to return to Kaduna by Air, he was given another assignment on the eleventh hour that warranted his returning by road. Announcing his death, the police said he had lost control of his car while trying to overtake another vehicle. He had died instantly. The wreck of the car he was allegedly driving was never seen till date.
31 years later, the perpetrators of this dastardly act against Dele, his family, relatives, friends and all who are touched by his story appears to have gone scott free. But in as much as Dele lies in the grave lifeless, they will remain restless till they become useless in the dust! Permit me to end this submission with one of my favorite quotes of all time as put forward by the late Dele Giwa 2 yrs before his death, precisely on 30th August 1984
"NO EVIL DEED WILL GO UNPUNISHED, ANY EVIL DONE BY MAN TO MAN WILL BE REDRESSED, IF NOT NOW, THEN CERTAINLY LATER, IF NOT BY MAN, THEN CERTAINLY BY GOD, FOR THE VICTORY OF EVIL OVER GOOD CAN ONLY BE TEMPORARY"
                           Credits: Reports Afrique

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