- Femi Falana has opened up on how Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, blocked late Pope John Paul, from convincing Abacha to release MKO Abiola
- Falana called Al-Mustapha a liar for claiming that he had tapes of how the late MKO Abiola was murdered
- Al-Mustapha claims that some Yoruba leaders know who really killed late Moshood Abiola
Femi Falana has opened up on how former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late head of state, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, blocked late Pope John Paul, from convincing the ex-military head of state from releasing MKO Abiola.
Legit.ng gathered that the Human rights lawyer on Monday, June 12, also called Al-Mustapha a “pathological liar” for claiming that he had tapes of how the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, was murdered.
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Falana at the June 12 anniversary organised by the Ondo state government said the former CSO was trying to act as if he was nice to Abiola even when he made sure the latter was kept in detention.
“When the Pope Paul, visited Nigeria, he had almost persuaded Abacha to free Abiola and other prisoners, Al-Mustapha who was watching the meeting through a CCTV, entered the room and said oga yakari, enough, and that was the end of the meeting.
“Secondly, Dr. Falomo, Abiola’s personal physician, was allowed by the government to visit Abiola. When Al-Mustapha learned that he was waiting to see Abiola, he got him arrested. He was already taken to Kaduna prison, it took the intervention of Abacha to free Dr. Falomo.
“Three, Chief Abiola fell down in the bathroom in one occasion, his legs were swollen and Arch Bishop Tutu confirmed this when he visited, Al-Mustapha did not allow him to have any medical treatment.
“If the fellow now comes around saying he was the best friend of the late Chief MKO Abiola, he is a liar, he is now talking because the witness is no longer alive,” he said.
Reacting to claims by Al-Mustapha that he had tapes on how Abiola was killed, Falana said the former CSO's claims were not true.
Falana added that Al-Mustapha was feeling guilty conscience over the death of the wife of MKO, Kudirat Abiola following the confessions of Sergeant Jabila Rogers at the Oputa Panel that he was ordered by Mr. Al-Mustapha to kill her.
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Al-Mustapha, revealed that some Yoruba leaders know who really killed late Moshood Abiola.
Al-Mustapha, who was only released from detention some months ago over allegation of being behind the death of Kudirat, the wife of Abiola, categorically said some Yoruba leaders, led by Chief Ayo Opadokun, knew what killed the alleged winner of the election.
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Speaking in Kaduna on Monday, June 12 shortly after he met with stakeholders from the north and the south-easter, Al-Mustapha said the Yoruba leaders received bribe in dollars from killers of MKO Abiola.
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