A few days after being freed by the Court of Appeal in Lagos, Hamza Al-Mustapha, the alleged killer of activist, Kudirat Abiola, has lamented that he has no house to go.
“After several attempts to kidnap members of my family and the children at their tender age while I was incarcerated in prison I have no home to go now after regaining my freedom,” said the former chief security officer to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha.
Mr. Al-Mustapha said this at the Government House in Kano over the weekend, during his visit to the Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso,
The former soldier, who was very emotional during his speech, breaking down into tears at some point, told the Governor that his house had virtually become dilapidated during his absence.
He stated that he had learnt so many lessons in life, adding that those who chose to humiliate him and assassinate his character through the media have achieved their purpose. He, however, insisted that he has forgiven “everybody.”
Mr. Al-Mustapha disclosed that he had spent five solid years in solitary confinement and was only allowed to see his parents twice in the last fifteen years and for very brief visits. He added that he saw them separately and on different occasions- never at the same time; and both of them died while he was still in detention.
He clarified that he visited the pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, T. B. Joshua, as a friend and that it was his second port of call after his release. He had stopped at the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, first.
On his military job, Mr. Al-Mustapha said the decree that established the military is very explicit and that the Court of Appeal’s verdict has made everything clear about that saying, the law and the verdict will come to bear.
He thanked Mr. Kwankwaso for the support he had been rendering to him and his family and also for his role in securing his freedom. He promised that the lessons he learnt in the last fifteen years and the freedom he is now enjoying will be put to good use and for the betterment of the country.
The future is what matters most, he said.