Late M.K.O Abiola’s family has written a warning letter to the former Chief of Security Officer, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd) and to the former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, not to disrupt fairness in his trial in connection to the murder of their mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.
According to a letter addressed to Al-Mustapha and signed by Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, the family drew attention of the former CSO to Sergeant Rogers’ Confession that he (Al-Mustapha) gave him (Rogers) gun and order to assassinate the wife of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
“The family of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola read the statements you made in Ondo State in the past week, proclaiming your innocence in the assassination of Kudirat Abiola.
”It is worth recalling that you were convicted by the High Court in Lagos State. And although you were acquitted by the Appeal Court on technicalities, the case is before the Supreme Court. Your current ranting is designed to divert the course of justice.
“It should be noted in the context of your recent declaration of innocence that Sergeant Rogers confessed before the Oputa panel that you gave him the gun to carry out the murder of our mother. You never challenged the evidence of Rogers at the panel. The video of his confession is available on YouTube, if you need to refresh your memory.
“Justice is the only way to ensure peace, especially in plural societies like ours,” the letter read.