A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, on Monday, discharged and acquitted the six suspects standing trial for the murder of a late Lagos politician, Funsho Williams.
In setting the six men free, Justice Ebenezer Adebajo ruled that the prosecution failed to establish any nexus between Williams’ death and acts of any of the six.
The judge said that the evidences given by the prosecution witnesses were weak, superficial and at best speculative.
“I agree with the defendants’ counsel that the evidence given in respect of the offence of conspiracy to commit murder is weak and unreliable because they are superficial, they amount to speculation when given consideration. There is nothing cogent and compelling to show that any combination of the defendants has acted in furtherance of a crime,” the judge held.
He also ruled that there were insufficient materials to infer that the six defendants conspired to murder and actually murdered the late Williams.