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Falana Vows To Sue Abacha’s Security Officer, Al-Mustapha For Twisting Facts On Abiola’s Death, June 12

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Famend human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has mentioned he’ll sue Hamza Al-Mustapha, a former Chief Safety Officer to Ex-Head of State, Normal Sani Abacha for making inciting and defamatory feedback over the loss of life of Chief MKO Abiola and the June 12 incident.

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Falana said that Al-Mustapha is peddling lies, which the ex-CSO by no means mentioned throughout his trial the place he (Falana) cross-examined him over the loss of life of Abiola and his spouse, Kudirat.



Al-Mustapha, whereas talking in a tv interview, Individuals, Politics and Energy, had said that some leaders of the defunct Nationwide Democratic Coalition (NADECO) went to the Presidential Villa, Abuja to gather tens of millions of {dollars}, barely 24 hours after Abiola’s loss of life.

He mentioned, “If Abiola was alive, he would have been one among my witnesses which I do know wouldn’t have occurred, we ought to be wanting on the bigger points. The query is why ought to Abiola be killed and why ought to they be indignant that I’m asking these questions?

“Falana is making a mistake. Normal Abacha served in lots of formations in Yoruba land and he had many Yoruba associates, together with conventional rulers. He served as Normal Officer Commanding, Ibadan. He served as Chief of Military Employees all in Lagos and the Chief of Defence Employees.

“And so for Falana to come back to TV and be speaking, a lot of them are simply preserving quiet for him. The query is; who’s paying Falana to do that? The late MKO Abiola was killed on July 8. Cash was shared, withdrawn from the Central Financial institution of Nigeria on the ninth. Cash was introduced in {dollars}, kilos and naira.”

Reacting, Falana vowed to take Al-Mustapha to court docket for his defamatory feedback and twisted stance on the June 12 saga and the loss of life of Abiola.

Falana mentioned, “I’m taking him to court docket. I represented the Abiola household, Ransome-Kuti household and lots of different victims of human rights abuse below successive navy regimes. I cross-examined this man (Al-Mustapha) over the killing of M.Ok.O. and his spouse. He by no means linked me with this garbage. 

“I wrote a petition and gave proof over the abuse meted out to me. When Al-Mustapha accused Chief (Bola) Ige and Chief (Ayo) Adesanya of amassing bribe after the killing of Abiola, I requested the general public to ignore his tissue of lies.

“When he was discharged and acquitted by the Courtroom of Attraction, I criticised the judgment. He has immediately woken as much as hyperlink me with amassing bribe as a NADECO member. You understand I used to be by no means in NADECO.”

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