I Was Arrested Wrongly, Framed Up And Humiliated – Al-Mustapha

1Al-MustaphaMajor Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State General Sani Abacha, on Tuesday gave indications that he will soon return to the barracks as a soldier.

The former CSO, who was widely feared during his days in the corridors of power, was recently acquitted by an Appeal Court in Lagos of the murder of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola but not after he had spent close to 15-years imprisonment.

Denying that his nationwide tours had anything to do with the politics of 2015, Al-Mustapha said he was only continuing with his youth empowerment programme which he began in 1984 and continued even while in detention.

Speaking yesterday in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital where he met various youth groups in preparation for their registration for a scheme that is expected to take them off the streets soon, Al-Mustapha told newsmen that he will return to the barracks as soon as the court processes are served on the military high command for him to be accepted back as a soldier.

He said: “First of all, I was arrested wrongly, framed up, taken to court wrongly; persecuted, punished, humiliated beyond the definitions of the law, from all the judgments – the High Court, up to the Federal High Court, and the Appeal Court; the judgments given are well spelt out.”

The former CSO disclosed that over 22 million youths in the Northern part of Nigeria alone are roaming the streets without a job.

He also used the occasion of the visit, the second to the state since his release about three months ago, to pay homage to the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai I, and the Sangarin Kwandere, Alhaji Ahmadu Al-Makura.

-Daily Trust