Funsho William’s Murder: Court Reopen Suit Against Tinubu, Others On Sept 29

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The hearing of the suit seeking for an order of mandamus to compel the Inspector-General of Police, to re-open investigations into murder of the governorship aspirant, of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Funsho Williams in the state, has been given a nodded approval.

Trial judge of the Federal high court in Lagos state, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia has fixed September 29 after granting a motion filed by one, Bashir Junaid, a detainee over the murder of Williams, seeking to re-list the suit.

Through the help of his lawyer, Tunji Adesheye, Junaid begged the court to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, to begin the prosecution of the alleged suspects in the murder of Engineer Funsho Williams.

The suit had earlier suffered set back when it was struck out by the judge on April 29, 2015, for want of diligent prosecution.

It was the inability of the plaintiff to serve the defendants as directed by the court that led to the striking out of the suit.

The co-defendants and accused in the suit are the former Inspector-General of Police, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Sunday Ehindero, Attorney-General of the Federation, Modupe Shasore and the PDP.

Others are Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Muiz Banire, Babatunde Edu, Dele Alake, and Henry Oladele Ajomale.

Adesheye then urged the court to grant the motion in the interest of justice saying the defendants will not be prejudiced in anyway whatsoever.

It would be recalled, William was found dead on July 2006, after being stabbed and strangled to death.



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