Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Did they rejoice too soon?: Lagos drags Al-Mustapha and Shofolahan Supreme Court

By News Express on 13/08/2013

Views: 2,747

The Lagos State Government has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against the judgments delivered by the Appeal Court in favour of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan in the murder case of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.

The Appeal Court, a month ago, upturned the judgment of the High Court of Lagos which passed death sentence on Al-Mustapha and Shofolahan.

At news a conference today at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye said the state government formally filed an appeal at the Supreme Court on Monday against the two judgments delivered by the Appeal Court.

“The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has filed appeal papers against the judgments delivered by the Court of Appeal in the cases of Lateef Shofolahan vs The State and Al-Mustapha vs The State,” he said.

Ipaye noted that the government had indeed studied the two judgments delivered by the Appeal Court very closely and concluded that there were grounds for appeal, which made the government to formally file the appeal at the Supreme Court on Monday.

“Having fully reviewed the decisions of the respected Justices of the Court of Appeal, it is our humble view there are strong bases for appeal which the Supreme Court of Nigeria should have an opportunity to consider,” Ipaye stated.

The Attorney General said the step the government was taking would also ensure that all issues were fully articulated and that the victim’s family, the defendants and the society were not deprived of the last window of opportunity provided by the constitution for the resolution of the case.

The commissioner added that government was committed to ensuring that law abiding residents and visitors continued to live, work and pursue their various aspirations in a safe and secure environment.

Al-Mustapha, the former chief security officer to the late head of state, General Sani Abacha, and Lateef Shofolahan, Kudirat’s aide, were accused of masterminding the assassination of Mrs. Kudirat Abiola, wife of Chief MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the 12 June, 1993 presidential election, and were sentenced to death by a High Court in Lagos.

They were arrested in 1999 and their trial dragged for fourteen years before they were set free in July this year.

•Credit (except headline and photo): PM News. Photo shows Al-Mustapha.

Source News Express

Posted 14/08/2013 02:43:35 AM





You may also like...
Akwa Ibom grassroots legislators demand immediate relocation of...

BREAKING NEWS: Armed security men storm National Assembly...

Rivers gets 4 new judges

Troops storm suspected Boko Haram hideouts in Borno...

Tanzania arresting entire village over broken pipes

Democracy and the challenge of fake news, By...

NNPC releases March 2016 Report, suffers heavy losses...

How Emeka Offor stole the show during Rotary...

3,408 customers desert Airtel •2,777 port from MTN,...

Senate Presidency: Erring senators risk expulsion from APC...

Sultan calls for special prayers against terrorism •JNI...

New CP vows to dislodge kidnappers, other criminals...


Latest News Veteran Journalist Ben-Bright Mkpuma DOWN WITH KIDNEY FAILURE, NEEDS URGENT HELP to raise N10m for transplant Professor murdered in his Port Harcourt residence NAFDAC bans sale of Sniper in open markets, supermarkets Cultists shun Wike’s ultimatum, hold on to abducted Lebanese Ministerial Appointment: Stop playing God over Ambode, Lagos group tells Tinubu Tribunal: Akpabio’s woes deepen as witnesses admit irregularities Governors to set up security committee, take decision on state police soon — Fayemi Notorious robbery suspect, 52 suspected cultists in Anambra police net Governorship: Kogi youths insist on direct primary, reject Yahaya Bello Bayelsa 2020: Those the cap might not fit Lagos mobile court prosecutes 13 Seven Up workers for alleged assault on LASTMA officials Ihedioha expands Imo cabinet


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (495,258 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,867 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,763 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,322 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,599 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,227 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (234,287 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (216,175 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (213,371 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,711 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,790 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,049 views)


NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,318) Business Verdict (74) Columnists (1,053) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (624) Features (763) Global Business Monitor (380) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,609) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (305) News (47,550) Opinion (1,263) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,044) Religion (1,026) Sports (2,046) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera