While speaking to journalists in Kaduna on Monday, after he convened a peace meeting between the South East and Arewa youths, Hamza Al-Mustapha, the chief security officer to former military dictator, Sani Abacha, accused Yoruba leaders of receiving bribes to conceal the identities of those who killed former president-elect, Moshood Abiola.
According to a report Premium Times, Al-Mustapha who did mention names, said Yoruba leaders collected bribes, and agreed never to expose Abiola’s killers, adding that a video recording shows the bribes were paid in dollars.
He also said he had deposited the video at a Lagos High Court presided by Justice Mojisola Dada.
“A day after Abiola died, a particular Yoruba Chief (Ayo Opadokun) was invited to the Presidency, and he came to the villa alongside his friends,” Al-Mustapha said.
“He came with anger into the villa. Those who killed Abiola invited him to the villa. At that material time, they came to fight the government, they wanted to set the country ablaze, considering their disposition. They went into the meeting furious but came out laughing and yelling as if there was no tension in the country.
“A day after Abiola’s death if you remember, the country was on the verge of collapse. But seeing what was going on in the Villa made me to suspect them.
“I had not handed over the villa to Abdulsalami Abubakar government then, so I decided to video tape what they were doing and I have tendered the tape before a court of law, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos High Court.
“In that tape, money exchanged hands and they traded with Abiola and that is my anger. The tape is in that court, anybody that wants to watch it can get it and watch, it is now a public document. I didn’t want to talk about it before, but money was brought from the Central Bank in my presence and it was shared.
“So, if I talk about Abiola’s well being and safety, and that of his family, I am telling Nigerians what really happened. Why should a person from the same Southwest, who is supposed to protect Abiola’s interest, now be seen to be angry with me? He should be happy with me for saying the fact, so that it will not happen again in Nigeria.
“In Yoruba land where culture is the watch word, late MKO Abiola was the last Aare Ona Kakanfo and for a Yoruba man going against Aare Ona Kakanfo, what is that thing,” he said.
Source: Premium Times