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Kudirat’s son, CLO Decry Al-Mustapha’s Acquittal… Arewa Youths Hail Judgement

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KUDIRAT-AL-MUSTAPHAAbdul Abiola, son of the late Kudirat Abiola, on Friday decried the Court of Appeal judgment in Lagos which discharged and acquitted Major Hamza Al-Mustapha. Mr. Al-Mustapha had been charged with murder of Mrs. Abiola.

“I missed my mum as much as a little boy. This judgment is like a stab in my heart.

“As a grown-up I am no longer bitter, but the problem is that this might continue to happen to other people. This is an injustice in our system and I pray that our leaders should do the right thing,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria.

The appellate court on Friday discharged and acquitted Mr. Al-Mustapha, charged with the murder of Kudirat, wife of the late Moshood Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. She was killed on June 4, 1996 at Motorway near the old Toll gate, Lagos.

Mr. Al-Mustapha, a former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, was sentenced to death by hanging on January 30 by a Lagos High Court for conspiracy and murder of Mrs. Abiola.

Meanwhile, Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), has described the judgment as a big blow to criminal justice in Nigeria.

“After Al-Mustapha was duly convicted by a lower court, it is so painful that he has been acquitted,” Mr. Odumakin said.

The Lagos State Chairman of the Civil Liberties Organisation, Ehi Omokhuale, also described the judgment as unfortunate.

However, the President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, hailed the judgment, saying it has renewed his hope and faith in Nigeria.

“We thank God for the victory as it demonstrates that there is hope in Nigeria. This judgment shows that evil will not continue to reign in Nigeria,” he said.

(NAN)

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  1. ayo

    July 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Now I believe in a will power.Al-Mustapha begin the fight in1998,but because of it will power and faith in Almighty God he was set free after 15 years incarcerated.May God name be praise.May you enjoy the rest of your life peaceful and in service to God and Nigerian that loves you.amen

  2. Jake

    July 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    The man deserves the freedom after such a long time in detention. I am not surprise at the court’s ruling because I have been looking forward to this day. To God be the Glory!

  3. abodu

    July 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    WELL NA WA FOR NAIJA GOVERNMENT OOOOOOO

  4. Sir'lem

    July 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Nigeria is not a place for justice @ all,i mean der is no place for d rich to b punished for dia crime by d law….wtf!

  5. Otunba Oke Bamidele

    July 13, 2013 at 5:58 am

    What an injustice, I am not surprise at all because this a country where masses surfer the crime committed by the rich. It is written in the holy. Quaran and bible that he would kill shall be killed, if truly Al-mustapha knows about the death of kudirat and others he will be killed by someone else that one is certain. Where is justice in this country? Where is the hope of masses? Oh dear God pls come to our rescue b4 they kill us all in this country oooooo

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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