The Lagos State Government has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Major Hamzsa Al-Mustapha and Mr. Lateef Shofolahan for the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola by a lower court.
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, spoke during his ministry’s monthly media briefing.
Ipaye said there were good grounds for the appeal but did not disclose them.
He said, “Having carefully reviewed the decisions of the respected justices of the Court of Appeal, it is our humble view that there are strong grounds for appeal, which the Supreme Court should have an opportunity to consider.
“This step will ensure that all issues are fully articulated and the victim’s family, the defendants and the society are not deprived of the last opportunity provided by the constitution for the resolution of the case”.
The commissioner criticized the report of the Amnesty International and the Social and Economic rights Action Centre on the eviction of Ijora-Badia East residents.