A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav, yesterday berated Major Hamza Al-Mustapha for challenging former president Olusegun Obasanjo to a debate over his recent open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha was forgetting he is still a serving soldier and must abide by military discipline.
Tsav, who was reacting yesterday to Al-Mustapha’s challenge, said that he was taking issues too far and accused him of working for President Jonathan’s political interest in 2015 in violation of his professional ethics to avoid partisan politics as a soldier.
“I think Major Al-Mustapha is talking too much, forgetting he is still a soldier and must abide by military discipline. Even in retirement, a major must respect a retired general. In other countries, Al-Mustapha would have been taken for a security risk. If it is true that Al-Mustapha knows the security of this country so well, and more than anyone else, then it could be true that President Jonathan wants to take advantage of him and re-strategize.
“Al-Mustapha’s romance with Asari Dokubo, who is an arch supporter of Jonathan, could buttress this. If this is the case, then Obasanjo is not wrong in his allegations as contained in his letter which Al-Mustapha and Jonathan do not like. The directive by the presidency that the National Human Rights Commission should investigate these allegations is a diversion and will achieve nothing”, Tsav said.