Kudirat’s Murder: We’ve Forgiven Al-Mustapha, Shofolahan, Says Eldest Son

KUDIRAT-AL-MUSTAPHAAll those allegedly involved in the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, wife of acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, have been forgiven, her eldest son, Lekan, has declared.

He spoke weekend at the Ikeja Lagos residence of the late MKO Abiola when family members and children of the late politician gathered to observe the Eid-el-Fitr Sallah festival.

The occasion was made merrier by the birthday ceremony organised by Abiola’s second son from late Kudirat, Alhaji Jamiu Abiola, whose two children, Amne and Assydeen, turned five and one respectively.

Lekan was reacting to the July 12 acquittal of former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza al-Mustapha and a former Protocol Officer to the late MKO, Alhaji Lateef Shofolahan, from the death sentence earlier proclaimed on them by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos High Court, for killing his mother.

“We have forgiven them though the judgment goes a long way to show that this country needs a lot of help and divine intervention. There is not much we can do except pray that God comes to the aid of this country”, he prayed.

He added: “As Muslims, we have to accept whatever happens to us, the good and the bad. My mother was killed, she has gone, she is not going to come back for any reason again, whoever was involved would receive their punishment one day no doubt about that.

“We have, however, left the judgment to God; we do not have any animosity towards anybody. If according to human law, the Nigerian law, they are said not to be guilty, then so be it.

“One may escape human judgment but the judgment of God is still there. We harbour no anger any longer.

“When we first heard the judgment, we felt bad, but with the passing of days and then the fasting period, we have left everything to God.”


  1. That’s magnanimous of you,considering it was never proved by anyone that Kudirat was murdered by either Almustapha or Shofolahan after U have spent 15years trying to convince d courts that they did n d courts still weren’t convinced. May her soul rest in peace.