The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has discharged and acquitted Major Hamza Al-Mustapha from the murder of Kudirat Abiola, wife of late Chief M.K.O Abiola.
The judgment overrules the Lagos High Court’s judgment which sentenced him to death by hanging.
The presiding judge accused the lower court of being “stroked to secure a conviction by all means.”
Al-Mustapha, a former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, late General Sanni Abacha, was sentenced to death on January 30 for conspiracy and murder of Kudirat Abiola, who was shot in Lagos on June 4, 1996.
We will keep you updated as more information comes in.