former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha,
Hamza Al-Mustapher almost went berserk over the weekend following his absence at the mother’s burial
Hundreds of sympathizers that thronged the Al-Mustapher residence to
witness the three-day Firdau prayers of Hajiya Fati Al Mustapha showed
anger as emotions went high over what many of them described as planned
persecution of the family by the powers-that-be.
of 70 last Wednesday at the Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano
following the deteriorating state of health following the verdict of
Lagos High court that sentenced her eldest son to death early in
The atmosphere at the family was charged as sympathizers most of them
in tears could not understand while the authority failed to tamper
justice with mercy to let go the once dreaded Major Hamza Al Mustapha
pay his respect to the departed soul.
Major Hamza Al Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer CSO to late
Nigerian maximum ruler General Sani Abacha was condemned to death by
hanging by Lagos High court in January over his infamous role in the
assassination of Kudirat Abiola, wife of presumed winner of June 12
Presidential election in 1993.
The Spokesman of the family, Hadi Al Mustapha, in tears reminded the crowd that the family had since
file an appeal contesting the verdict of Lagos High court, adding that
“I am confident that my brother, my family, and all of you here shall
overcome this nightmare in not too distant future”
His eloquent speech appears to have touched several hearts present
at the ceremony as it was evidence that agitated crowd disappeared
quietly without incidence.