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Al-Mustapha, Shofolahan Murder Case Goes To Supreme Court

The Lagos State government has challenged the acquittal of HamzaAl-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan over the murder of KudiratAbiola at the Supreme Court.


The Lagos State attorney general and commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye, told newsmen on Tuesday that the appeals against the judgments were filed on Aug. 12.


He said he believes that there are good grounds of appeals against the judgment of the appellate court which should be considered by the apex court.


“I can report that we have appealed the judgments; one in respect of Al-Mustapha and the other in respect of Shofolahan. Both have been studied closely and we came to the conclusion that there are good grounds for appeals and we have since filed all the necessary papers,” he said.


He added that the contest of the judgments at the Supreme Court will end all speculations on the matter.


Al-Mustapha, a former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha and Shofolahan, an aide to the lateKudirat, were set free by the Court of Appeal in Lagos on July 12 in two separate judgments, upturning the judgment of Justice MojisolaDada of a Lagos High Court which sentenced them to death by hanging on January 30, 2012.

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