By DEMOLA AKINYEMI
ILORIN—The Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, in Kwara State, has commended the Lagos State Government for asking the Supreme Court,to upturn the Appeal Court acquittal of Major Hamza Al Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer, CSO, to late Nigerian Head of state, General Sani Abacha, and Lateef Shofolahan for alleged complicity over the murder of Kudirat Abiola.
Kudirat was the wife of the winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election, late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
The group described the appeal to the Supreme Court as a renewed hope for equity and justice.
Lagos State Government Tuesday last week announced that it had filed a notice of appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the acquittal of Major Hamza Al Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan for complicity over the murder of Kudirat Abiola.
State coordinator of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Salam Maruff Olanrewaju, said in a statement that the OPC particularly hailed the Lagos State Government for sustaining its resolve to pursue the course of justice.
The statement reads in part: “If a high personality like Alhaja Kudirat Abiola was murdered just like that without bringing the perpetrators to justice, it obviously shows that something is seriously wrong with our judicial system.The entire system needed to be restructured.
”The freedom of Mustapha is nothing but purely political arrangement for political reasons. If the court which is referred to as last hope of common man turned to be an instrument for politicians to use in order to achieve their selfish aims and objectives, it means the country is heading towards disaster”.