Is This A Joke? -Nuhu Ribadu Reacts To Al Mustapha Claims

Nuhu Ribadu
By Nuhu Ribadu

My attention has been drawn to comments made in court today by the chief security officer to the late General Sani Abacha, Mr. Hamza Al Mustapha, claiming that as “escort officer” I was recruited to assassinate him back in 1998.

I want to strongly refute this claim as false, and perhaps as invented to help build a constituency of concern and sympathy for his case. I was never a party to any such plot, and will never be associated in a scheme to perpetrate extra-judicial murder.

For the records, however, I was the lead state prosecutor [not escort officer] in all the cases of the 1998 trialists facing murder charges before they were handed over to the Lagos State government. I was also a passenger in the same Nigerian Air force aircraft that conveyed them
all [including General Bamaiyi, Col. Bako and others] from Abuja to Lagos to begin trial. This would certainly not be a logical setting for assassination!

I think at this point, Mr. Al Mustapha’s case is best served by keeping the substance of his murder case on the rails, and by shying away from the distraction of public performance.

Nuhu Ribadu, AIG [retired]
Abuja.

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Al-Mustapha should probably

Al-Mustapha should probably rot in hell. We all watched with amazement how Diya and co were set up. Al-Mustapha had all these on tape(remember how Gen. Adisa was weeping like a baby, begging Mustapha). As far as I'm concerned, Mustapha has offered us no evidence that people collected bribe and moreover, the transcripts of the said video recordings has revealed nothing other than what we had already known. With regards to allegations against Ribadu, I do not know how bumping into potholes could mean a plot for assassination. I am of the opinion that Mustapha is better off assassinated just like 'Osama Bin Laden'going by the terror unleashed under his command against Nigerians.

whoever post this comment

whoever post this comment knows next to nothing about criminal trial procedure. an accused is being brought to court and you are questioning what the state prosecutor is doing on the plane in which he is being conveyed. man go and dust up your law books or go get some.

@Deri,this has nothing to do

@Deri,this has nothing to do with sunusi,El Rufa'i nor saraki,is all about Al mustapha,Abdussalamu,Ige $5oom etc pls

MUSTASPHA

THATS what the man wants. to start a debate about some thing his 12 years in detention has put in his head.he is moving away from the substance of the case which the the murder of kudirat. what has ribadu and the phamton video have to do with the killing?

Babangida!!! Say all wot u

Babangida!!! Say all wot u knw nw!

MUSTASPHA

THATS what the man wants. to start a debate about some thing his 12 years in detention has put in his head.he is moving away from the substance of the case which the the murder of kudirat. what has ribadu and the phamton video have to do with the killing?

Why is this guy still existing?

- A drowing man is ready to hang on to the tiniest straw
- Mustapha is using this as a diversionary tactic and rope in as much people as possible to save his life
- Some people went into Aso Rock visibly annoyed and came out "smiling" means they have collected money? Were they visibly smiling when in that video?
- Do we have a video showing them collecting money?
- Is it not public knowledge that Aso Rock lobby will have cameras?
- Is the video of pressmen talking to the NADECO chieftains not an NTA video therefore already of public knowledge?
- What has all these got to do with who killed Abiola?
- How come Mustapha can only recognise the dead people in the video? NADECO secretary is still alive today and was in the video but Mustapha cannot identify him!

Who killed Kudirat Abiola - hang the bastard jo!

Deri,

Your facts are not correct:

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You need to educate yourself before you sensitise discussions!

ACN president

This are the kind of people ACN brings to be our
President in the Name of changing Nigeria,I know
If we dig deep Tinubu would be amoung the
Youruba leaders that helped in killing Abiola

Goat

NUHU TOLD YOU HE WAS THE LEAD PROSCUTOR OF THE CASE AND YOU WANT HE TO TELL YOU WHAT HE WAS DOING IN THE AIRCRAFT IS LIKE YOU ARE DEAF OR BLIND

I'm sorry to say that yoruba

I'm sorry to say that yoruba leaders are disgrace to their people, I' m pretty sure some people those not understand english well. Al mustapha is geniou like it or not he say if he is the one that killed kudarat Abiola the prosecutor should bring an evidence waiting next week for that. But why is that IBB of recent asking the government to release Almustapha? I think he knows Almustapha is about releasing the whole story. For him nothing goes only one bullet will solve the problem. He acusses Gen. Abdul salam in so many ways but know even raise an eye brow on that. We are finish in this country if this is how we run our country. Al mustapha continueing exposing them one by one western leaders my feet.

MORE TO COME - AL-MUSTAPHA SPEAKE ON!!!

Fellow Nigerians, The best thing for us is to sit down and watch how events are been unfolded. If Al-Mustapha decided to tell us other top secrets on how they brought Nigeria to the present situation we are now, is there anything wrong in it? The case is before a competent Judge (i presume) then whether Al-Mustapha is trying to get Nigerians distracted away from the main issue of who kill Kudirat Abiola or not, the Judge can not be distracted - it may take a while but definitely the court will get there.
Where we are today (with all the Infrastructure, etc which were put in place decades ago getting dilapidated and beyond repair)is because of 99.9% of our so call Leaders, Elders and Traditional rulers are corrupt - whether from North, South, East or West of Nigeria.
Fellow Nigerians, A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. Let us be patient and watch how events are been unfolded. AL-Mustapha speak on

MORE TO COME - AL-MUSTAPHA SPEAKE ON!!!

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Fellow Nigerians, The best thing for us is to sit down and watch how events are been unfolded. If Al-Mustapha decided to tell us other top secrets on how they brought Nigeria to the present situation we are now, is there anything wrong in it? The case is before a competent Judge (i presume) then whether Al-Mustapha is trying to get Nigerians distracted away from the main issue of who kill Kudirat Abiola or not, the Judge can not be distracted - it may take a while but definitely the court will get there.
Where we are today (with all the Infrastructure, etc which were put in place decades ago getting dilapidated and beyond repair)is because of 99.9% of our so call Leaders, Elders and Traditional rulers are corrupt - whether from North, South, East or West of Nigeria.
Fellow Nigerians, A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. Let us be patient and watch how events are been unfolded. AL-Mustapha speak on

MORE TO COME - AL-MUSTAPHA SPEAK ON!!!

Fellow Nigerians, The best thing for us is to sit down and watch how events are been unfolded. If Al-Mustapha decided to tell us other top secrets on how they brought Nigeria to the present situation we are now, is there anything wrong in it? The case is before a competent Judge (i presume) then whether Al-Mustapha is trying to get Nigerians distracted away from the main issue of who kill Kudirat Abiola or not, the Judge can not be distracted - it may take a while but definitely the court will get there.
Where we are today (with all the Infrastructure, etc which were put in place decades ago getting dilapidated and beyond repair)is because of 99.9% of our so call Leaders, Elders and Traditional rulers are corrupt - whether from North, South, East or West of Nigeria.
Fellow Nigerians, A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. Let us be patient and watch how events are been unfolded. AL-Mustapha speak on

Only fools believe fools

Nigeria is in deep shit with the kind of silly comments posted here. How can anyone jump into conclusion that because Ribadu was on same plane as Almustafa then he was to assisinate him ... how ? Blow up same plane ? So can Almustafa or any of his supporters tell us exactly how the assassination plot was going to take place and how did Almustafa survive it?
Only a fool would believe this hallucinating clown trying to throw mud around hoping one will stick. Do u guys ever think ? He claimed Ige and Adesanya met Abdusalami and traded away June 12. Why did he not name other Yoruba leaders at same meeting who are still alive today ? How convenient for him to accuse the two dead ones.

Re- Ribadu's denial

It is either you have a personal issue with Mr Ribaduor u find it difficult to understand his statement. He is the lead prosecutor. And as the lead pros handling over this high profile suspects to Lagos govt he personally need to hand them over. I bliv this xplains why he is on the on the said plane with them.

who kild kudirat

i'm suprisd at d way som of u tink and talk off point. Did u guys reali 4low dis trial at all..? Cos if u did, u wil make beta sense wit ur statements dan u r doin nw... And b4 u call sanusi n el rufai names., try and ask if dey are good at wat dey r doin or did 4d country 4rm elites. Ok...?

How could one determine if Al

How could one determine if Al Mustapha is lying or saying the truth? Besides, why would he paint Okiro in good shades if He's indeed telling lies of the century? For me, our nation is one where all things are possible-both good & bad. Thus, there is a strong probability he might be telling us the truth. Please, let's not politicise his confessions. The least we can offer him at this moment is to be objective in reasoning. My heart goes out to him. Why is Abdusalami Abubakar silent all this while!!!

Nigeria Investigators where are you???

If Nigerian investigators/prosecutors are wise enough, Al-Mustapha bootle of worms may be useful in re-opening many murder cases in Nigeria. Cases such as the murder of Bola-Ige , Alfred Rewane, Suliat Adedeji, Lekan Balogun and host of others who were gruesomely murdered during the dark days of Abacha-Salam-Obj.

MANY COMMENTS HERE, WERE EITHER MADE BY BLIND OR DEAF AND DUMB

I find it difficult that people were so blind with sentiment rather than read Ribadu reply with caution and wait before jumping the gun. Some people here blindly asked Ribadu to tell them his role on the plane! After he had boldly stated that in his response that he was a LEAD PROSECUTOR in all the cases and was with the culprits for handing over to Lagos government. In as much as I would not rubbish Al-Mustapha claims, I would not be a party to fools who jump to conclusion on a statement that lack concrete evidence from a man we all knew how notorious he was when his paymaster was alive (Abacha). All his stories about Bola-Ige and Adesanya were not knew to sensible people that understand the fact that; Bola-Ige and Abraham Adesanya were Awolowo boys, and they never forgive MKO for what they perceived as his role against Awolowo during the second republic.

Al Mustapha

Can someone please tell us why this touts trial has taken this long?? I agree he should be punished if found guilty, but why the delay?

Nigerians should not mistake Nuhu Ribadu as a saint, he's as dirty as the rest of them police officers!!

On GEJ, I supported and voted the man but now I regret that choice. Buhari was the candidate we refused to elect, because he's from the north!

Its lookiing like GEJ will embarass the South in the long run!!

Mr. Ribadu's Denial

Mr. Ribadu, you didn't tell the world what you were doing on the same plane(Nigeria Airforce Aircraft) with the accused persons, especialyy, as you have admitted that you were not their escort. What was 'a preosecutor' doing on the same military aircraft with people he was supposedly prosecuting? You are being economical with the truth, Mr. Ribadu.

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You are right..

They were scared he was going to expose all these, and there it is.. complicated is a secondary name for Nigeria... The man is telling the whole truth.. cos he has the opportunity to do that now, and he might last all his life in jail, and so he decided to blow every thing off.. what has he got to loose?? or what has he got anyway since 12 yrs??

Almustapha

Anaruagu, from all your psostings here in, there is no doubt that you are out to do Almustapha's dirty bigging and that is such a shame... Nigerian's cry about credible leaders but when one is in the presence they are they last to know it.. How dare any one try to say Ribadu tried to kill Al-mustapha? Trust me, no one tried to kill that clown at least not Ribadu. If Idiagbon, Abuacha, Yar'adua, Abiola and the list goes on can all be killed the way the were Almustapha did not stand a chance if any one wanted him dead all these years.. He should just shut up and thank his creator that no one visited him riding on the same horse he did when he was CSO. Give this Almustapha of a guy a fair trial and let the chips fall where ever they may......

I think he has a Point..

lets loot at this way.. Al-mustapha must have found out that he is dead any which way and then felt like pouring out all that is in his heart.. This man must be telling the truth for the first time in his life and y'all would sit back and play politics with all that? believe you me, whom ever Al- mustapha calls on, played a role, either a bad or worse one... give the guy a break, and concentrate on these wolves in sheep clothing

Mustapha a liar!

Mustapha should stop playing on our intelligence, is he claiming to be a saint? I bet not. Abacha's regime lasted five years because of his ruthlessness in dealing with all known and perceived enmies of the regime.
Those named are known as professional politicians who are can trade anybody off provided it would worth their while,Pa Adesanya's daughter served in Obasanjo's government on her father's ticket while Bola Ige became the Attorney general of the country for loosing out on the power game within Afenifera eni, they both contributed and participated in PDP led Obj's government but it does not answer the question, who killed Kudirat Abiola?
Mustapha is playing is last card to save his life, twelve years in Kirikiri is long though but i advise he confessed and plead guilty for a redused term and who knows may be the time spent would make up for his sins.

Mustapha a liar!

Mustapha should stop playing on our intelligence, is he claiming to be a saint? I bet not. Abacha's regime lasted five years because of his ruthlessness in dealing with all known and perceived enmies of the regime.
Those named are known as professional politicians who are can trade anybody off provided it would worth their while,Pa Adesanya's daughter served in Obasanjo's government on her father's ticket while Bola Ige became the Attorney general of the country for loosing out on the power game within Afenifera eni, they both contributed and participated in PDP led Obj's government but it does not answer the question, who killed Kudirat Abiola?
Mustapha is playing is last card to save his life, twelve years in Kirikiri is long though but i advise he confessed and plead guilty for a redused term and who knows may be the time spent would make up for his sins.

Is Tinubu a thief or ole

Did Ribadu not use the same Gestapo or unconstitutional method to impeach Alams of Bayelsa state and claim he smuggled himself into Nigeria by covering his head with hijab-headscarf? It turned out to be a lie. How can u beleive a man who was busy sleeping with the wives of his colleagues and collecting returns from Andy Uba? Tinubu is a thief. No he is not. I never said he was a thief-I said he was the greatest ole and barawo-to be elected governor of Lagos state. 2 Fulanis ribadu and mustapha with one master-Boko Haram-they can do anything to survive-including murder if the price is right.

who killed kudirat abiola-hang the bastard jo!

If Al Mustapha had any conscience left in him, he wld have confessed his sins, apologised and asked for forgiveness from Nigerians. Instead he is out there dancing with Lucifer-the master of all lies. Ribadu, he is not different from Al Mustapha if not worst than him. From El Rufai to Sanusi. They are all opportunist. Errand boys. Sanusi climbed on the back of Saraki to clinch the job at CBN. Now on Islamic banking. Not a single idea on how to grow the economy beyond his limits on cash withdrawal. Ghana produces over 18,000 megawatts of electricity-we are struggling according to Nnaji to make even 3,000 MGW-50yrs after independece.

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