LAGOS, Nigeria(VOICE OF NAIJA) – Mr. Deyemi Saka, a Public affairs analyst and public relations consultant, has asserted that veteran journalist, late Dele Giwa, did not die from the explosion of a letter bomb.
In an interview with TVC, Saka said that a thorough investigation or forensic analysis to ascertain the cause of Giwa’s death was not conducted.
He raised doubts about the possibility of Giwa’s death being caused by a parcel bomb, citing the surprisingly intact condition of his hands. Saka further supported his argument by highlighting numerous cases where individuals suffered hand injuries after opening letter bombs.
Saka asserted that Nigerians should summon the eyewitness to provide a comprehensive and accurate narrative of the events leading up to Giwa’s demise.
He said: “Dele Giwa did not die from the explosion of the letter bomb. He held it with his left hand and tore it. It mangled the mahogany table. The right hand that tore the bomb was intact. I am not happy that Chief Gani Fawehinmi isn’t alive because he sought closure to Giwa’s death before he died.
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“Victims or survivors of parcel bombs always have injuries on their faces or limbs. The death of Giwa wasn’t consistent with this. The eyewitness account explained how he tore it open. His face was spared.
“I am probably hopeful that Nigerians will start asking more questions. I probably see that if Nigerians accept this, it is an opening that will help the Dele Giwa family to get closure and justice.
“The only blame on Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd) was not fishing out his killers. I also blame successive governments for this. Nigerians should please start asking questions, probably need to call the eyewitness to please sit back and tell Nigerians maybe he missed a thing or two.
“He died from an explosion, but not necessarily from a parcel bomb. Michael Lassie, who was a victim of a parcel bomb, lost both hands. He now uses prosthetic hands.
“Giwa died of an explosion, but not a letter bomb. The idea that General Akilu called Giwa’s house to know his residence as an alibi for the fact that the Federal Government killed him is farther from the truth.”