Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Al - Mustapha Accuses Prosecutors Of Delaying His Death Sentence Appeal

 Convicted Major Hamza Al Mustapha has accused the Lagos State prosecutors of delaying the hearing the appeal of his death sentence by a court of Appeal.

Speaking through his lawyer Joseph Daudu SAN, the former chief security officer to late Gen Sanni Abacha wondered why the state is just replying to an application served on them over two months ago.

Mr Femi Adamson on behalf of the prosecution had earlier informed the court that he just filed an application for the extension of time to regularize his papers.

The justices of the court of Appeal told the parties that there was a need for them to familiarise themselves with the content of the prosecution application before proceeding with the case.

The same position was taken in a similar case involving Lateef Shofolahan

Further hearing is adjourned to May 30 2013.

Major Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan were on January 30th last year sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court for the murder of late Kudirat Abiola.

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