Emerging report indicates that a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain, Bode George, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to reopen the investigation into the murder of the PDP Governorship Candidate in the 2003 election in Lagos State, Funsho Williams.
He said this in an advertorial on Monday, in commemoration of the 14th year of Funsho Williams’ death.
His words: “We appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari, to re-open the investigation of the brutal murder of Funsho Williams. The President has done the right thing by re-opening the investigation of the murder of Chief Bola Ige.
“He will be greatly enhanced in historical reckoning and signification, if his administration is attested as being the one that finally nailed the evil characters hiding in plain sight who murdered Funsho Williams.”
The PDP Chieftain said that Williams, who was in a position to win the 2007 Governorship election in Lagos State, was murdered in his home, in Dolphin Estate, on July 27, 2006.
The former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, added that Williams was his friend at the University of Lagos, where they both studied Engineering.
He said that the deceased had achieved so much before his death, at the age of 58.
He stated: “I am particularly passionate about Funsho, who many of his acolytes adorably called Captain. Funsho was my junior at the University of Lagos. We were both Engineering Students, but sprung from different Departments. While he was in Civil Engineering, I was in the Electrical Engineering Department.”
“Those who killed Funsho Williams, might have killed a man, but not his dream of rescuing and salvaging our society. We continue where he stopped.”
6 people were arrested and prosecuted for the murder of Williams, earlier.
Nonetheless, a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, presided by Justice Ebenezer Adebajo, in 2014, discharged and acquitted them, stating that, the Prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against any of the accused persons, that is a case on the surface that could easily be detected by reasonable man.