The militant Yoruba nationalist organization, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has warned the Presidency to keep a close eye on Major Hamza al-Mustapha, the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, Gen. Sanni Abacha.
In a statement by its Co-Ordinator in Osun State, Mr. Oyeyinka Awoyemi and Secretary, Mr. Waheed Olaniyan, OPC noted that despite being discharged and acquitted of complicity in the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, Al- Mustapha should be kept under constant surveillance.
“Though the judgment of the Appeal Court, sitting in Lagos, has exonerated him, it must be noted that the case was not diligently prosecuted.
“However, woe betides whoever can kill the body but not the soul. Though killed, the spirit of (Alhaja) Kudirat Abiola will continue to demand justice even beyond this realm.
“We are now sounding a serious warning to the Federal Government not to allow al-Mustapha to go unwatched as he is capable of returning to his vomit. At least, it is said that the leopard never changed colour,” the group said.
On the purported encroachment of Boko Haram into the South-West, OPC expressed its preparedness to confront the dreaded Islamist sect just as it said it was ready to collaborate with the police to combat terrorism.