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Al-Mustapha Ordered Assassination Of Our Mother, Kudirat Abiola –Children

Al-Mustapha Ordered Assassination Of Our Mother, Kudirat Abiola –Children
November 22, 2022

She was reportedly killed on the orders of the Action Alliance presidential candidate.


The children of the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola have called for justice for the assassination of their beloved mother, allegedly killed by Sergeant Rogers on the orders of Major Hamza Al- Mustapha (retd.), who is the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance in the 2023 election.


Kudirat was the wife of Chief M.K.O. Abiola, Nigeria’s hero of democracy widely believed to have won the 1993 presidential election which was annulled by the military junta of General Ibrahim Babangida (retd.).


Al-Mustapha is a former Nigerian Army Major and intelligence officer who served as Chief Security Officer to General Sani Abacha, who was Nigeria's military head of state from 1993 until his sudden death on June 8, 1998.


Kudirat Abiola was a Nigerian pro-democracy campaigner. She was assassinated on June 4, 1996, while her husband, Moshood Abiola, was being detained by the Nigerian Government.


She was reportedly killed on the orders of the Action Alliance presidential candidate.


Twenty-six years after the undignified and cruel murder of the pro-democracy activist, her children are demanding justice, adding that justice may be delayed but cannot be denied.


A statement signed by Khafila Abiola, on behalf of Kudirat's children titled "Sergeant Rogers Killed Our Mother Hamza Al- Mustapha's Orders," insists that Al- Mustapha is culpable in the assassination of their mother. They insisted that the AA presidential candidate did not counter the evidence of Rogers at the Oputa Panel and in various judgments.


The statement partly reads, "Our attention has been drawn to a recent statement made by Major Hamza Al-Mustapha. In it, he accused the current Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, of instigating Sergeant Rogers to falsely claim that he, Al-Mustapha, was behind the assassination of our mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.


"First of all, we all watched the proceedings of the Oputa Panel where Sergeant Rogers freely stated that he assassinated our mother and attempted to murder Senator Abraham Adesanya and Chief Alex Ibru, late Publisher of The Guardian newspaper based on the instructions given to him by Major Al-Mustapha. The evidence of Sergeant Rogers was not challenged by Al-Mustapha and his lawyers at the Oputa Panel.


"Second, the Lagos State High Court convicted and sentenced the armed agents of Al-Mustapha to imprisonment for the attempted murder of Senator Abraham Adesanya.


"Third, the Lagos State High Court also convicted and sentenced Al-Mustapha and his accomplices to death for the cold murder of our mother. Their subsequent acquittal by the Court of Appeal was most likely politically motivated. The appeal filed against the judgment is currently pending at the Supreme Court."


Khafila stated that Al-Mustapha may be counting on the pervasive culture of impunity in Nigeria to not only attempt to deny his dastardly role in the assassination of a defenceless woman; but also contemplate running for office, along with Mohammed Abacha, who was alleged to have allowed his driver to convey the assassins to carry out the mission.


The statement said, "Impunity lays waste to the promise of the democracy for which our dear mother paid the ultimate price. As those that oversaw her assassination now seek to rewrite the history of what they did, we are forced to seek justice for our beloved mother within a jurisdiction not susceptible to the political games that hold sway in Nigeria."


Kudirat Abiola’s children maintained that "justice may be delayed but it must not be denied."