The children of the late Kudirat Abiola insist their mother was killed on the orders of Major (ret) Hamza Mustafa, the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance .
Khafila Abiola, in a statement issued on behalf of Kudirat’s children, responded to a statement attributed to Al-Mustapha that he claimed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was at the 1998 Oputa panel.
During the symposium, Sergeant Rogers admitted to having participated in the assassination on Mustafa’s orders.
Although Al-Mustapha was sentenced to hang in 2012, he was later released by an appeals court in Lagos.
However, in a recent interview published by Saharan journalists, Al-Mustapha claimed that the then Lagos Attorney General Osinbajo had instructed Sergeant Rogers on what to say to charge him (Al-Mustapha).
In a statement provided to The PUNCH on Tuesday, Kudirat Abiola’s children responded to the interview, saying, “We are aware of the recent statement made by Major Hamza Mustafa.
“In it, he accuses the current Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, of inciting Sergeant Rogers to falsely claim that he, Al-Mustapha, was behind the assassination of our mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola.
“First we all watched the minutes of the Oputa panel where Sergeant Rogers, on instructions given to him, freely said he had assassinated our mother and attempted to murder Senator Abraham Adesanya and the late Guardian publisher Alex Ibru Directorate written by Major Al-Mustapha.
“Al-Mustapha and his lawyers at the Oputa panel did not question Sgt. Rogers’ evidence.
“Secondly, the Lagos High Court convicted and sentenced armed agents of Al-Mustapha for the attempted murder of Senator Abraham Adesanya.
“Thirdly, the Lagos State High Court also convicted and sentenced Al-Mustapha and his accomplices to death for the cold-blooded murder of our mother.
“Their subsequent acquittal by the Court of Appeal was likely politically motivated. An appeal against that judgment is currently pending in the Supreme Court.
“However, Al-Mustapha may be counting on the prevailing culture of impunity in Nigeria to not only try to deny his despicable role in the assassination of an unarmed woman; but is also now considering running for office alongside Mohammad Abacha, who allegedly Drivers are provided to transport the assassins on their missions.
“Impunity undermines the promise of democracy for which our dear mothers paid the ultimate price.
“As those who oversaw her assassination now seek to rewrite the history of what they did, we are forced to seek justice for our beloved mother in a jurisdiction free from the political games of Nigeria.
“Justice may be late, but it must never be taken away.”
Kudirat, wife of the late Sheikh MKO Abiola, was assassinated on 4 June 1996.