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Kudirat Murder: Lagos appeals Al-Mustapha, Sofolahan’s acquital

By ABDULWAHAB ABDULAH

It is not yet uhuru for Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer, CSO, to late Head of State, Gen Sani  Abacha, over his acquittal by the appellate court as the  Lagos State government Tuesday disclosed that it has filed an appeal to challenge the lower court’s decision that set free the former CSO and Alhaji Lateef Shofolahan over the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.

Maj. Al-Mustapha left, with former Kirikiri Prison Controller, Mr. Lorbee Ihiagh in Makurdi
Maj. Al-Mustapha left, with former Kirikiri Prison Controller, Mr. Lorbee Ihiagh in Makurdi

This was contained in a statement by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye while briefing journalists at his ministry’s monthly media chart on Law and Order in the state.

The Attorney General who refused to disclose the grounds, on which the state was challenging the judgment of the appeal court, said the state took the decision after one month of thorough evaluation of the judgment and found out “there are enough and very good grounds for appeal.”

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