Major Hamza Al-Mustapha(retd), ex-Chief Security Officer to late military head of states, Gen Sani Abacha, has claimed that he electronically recorded the undeclared winner of June 12 1993 presidential election, Bashorun MKO Abiola when was allegedly being put to death.
Al-Mustapha’s claim was contained in his response to questions fired at him after delivering the Third South-West Annual lecture entitled: Developing Leadership Abilities in Youths, organised by the Asorodayo Youth Heritage Organisation, at Lafia Hotel, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The former CSO, who said he has the video of Abiola while he was being killed in his possession till date, attributed his arrest and prosecution for the murder of the late business mogul’s wife, late Kudirat Abiola to the tape.
He said, “On October 21, 1998, I was arrested because of a video cassette, not because of the late Kudirat Abiola. The family of the late Abiola was, as it is, a very close family to me. But something happened, which a particular camera in the villa captured.
“So, they wanted to take the video tape and burn it so that Nigerians will not know what happened. That was the beginning and cause of my travails.”