KUDIRAT ABIOLA'S MURDER: Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Against Al-Mustapha, Shofolahan’s Acquittal Today
Punch -The Supreme Court will today (Thursday) hear the appeal filed by the Lagos State Government to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal which acquitted Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan of the murder of Kudirat Abiola.
Kudirat, wife of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, was gunned down in Lagos on June 4, 1996.
Both al-Mustapha, was former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha; and Shofolahan were in January 2012 sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court for the murder of deceased.
But the Court of Appeal in Lagos on July 12, 2013, discharged and acquitted both men through the judgment which the state government had appealed against at the Supreme Court.
The Lagos State Government has since filed the appeal, SC/45/2014, to challenge the judgment of the appeal court.