Saturday 13 July 2013

Al-Mustapha Discharged Of Kudirat Abiola Murder By Appeal Court

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, the "dangerous" ex-Chief Security Officer, CSO, to the late military dictator, Gen Sani Abacha, has been set free by an Appeal Court.
Al-Mustapha had been convicted and sentenced to death for the assassination of late Kudirat Abiola, wife of the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

But the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos ruled otherwise...

The court overturned the conviction of the lower court which sentenced Al-Mustapha and his co-accused, Lateef Shofolahan, to death.
Sources told said that the court's decision has been sending shockwaves across Nigeria. But for Al-Mustapha and his supporters, it is celebration time.

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