Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant for Lagos State, Chief Funsho Williams was assassinated today at his Dolphin Estate house in Ikoyi Lagos.
Saharareporters gathered from sources in Lagos that persons suspected to be hired assassins invaded his home and strangled him to death in his private library at about 11:15 AM Nigerian time.
The Nigeria Police Force headquarters said they have no information about those responsible for Funso’s killing. The murder of Funso Williams marks the second on governorship candidates in Nigeria since last month, the first being the murder of Chief Jesse Aruku the ACD gubernatorial candidate in Plateau state.
Funso Williams, was born on May 9, 1948 in Lagos as Anthony Olufunsho Williams, he attended St. Paul's Catholic School, Ebute-Metta, St. Gregory's College, Obalende in 1971, and graduated from the University of Lagos where he studied Civil Engineering. He also had a Masters Degree in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology USA in 1974. Williams worked for Lagos State government for 17 years as a civil servant. In 1994, he served as the commissioner of works under the military governor of Lagos, Olagunsoye Oyinlola. He is married to Hilda, and they both have four kids. Mrs. Hilda Funso –Williams is currently in New York visiting her children