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‘Free Al-Mustapha’ placards flood mother’s 3-day Fidau prayers in Kano
The home of Al-Mustapha’s in Kano, Kano state was on Saturday besieged by hundreds of people carry placards during the third day Fidau Prayer for the mother of Chief Security Officer,CSO, to the late head of State,General Sani Abacha,Major Hamza Al-Mustapha calling for his release.
The sympathisers who came in drove to the family house of the embattled former CSO expressed bitterness and anger over the absence of Major Al-Mustapha who is currently in jail for not being released to bury his mother.
Hajia Fati Al-Mustapha, the mother of the detained Military officer died after a protracted illness last week.
The condolence register at the family house further described the mood of the people over the travails of the Al Mustapha as the inscription such as”Free Al-Mustapha,he has paid enough sacrifices”, “Don’t allow him to die there”, “The refusal of the government to allow him to join other members of his family to mourn the death of his mother is an attestation that somebody want him dead” “Jonathan free this man,Haba!”, and soon.
Most of the people who spoke to our correspondent said the situation is pathetic and saddening that the military officer should continue to remain in jail.
One of the persons who spoke to journalists at the event that simply gave his name as Mallam Rabiu Ali said the Al mustapha was in prison when his father died and the authority did not allow him to bury his father,regrettably,the same thing has again happened during his mother’s death.
Hadi Al Mustapha,who stood for the family rose to contain the situation that almost turned rowdy by pacifying the well-wishers to seek solace from the Almighty Allah stressing that”We must not forget that destiny must play its rules in the affairs of a man and that is what Hamza is currently facing now”
Hadi who was in tears reminded the crowd that the family had since filed an appeal contesting against the verdict of the Lagos High Court adding that he is confident that his brother,family and all the well wishers shall over come the night mare.
Major Hamza Al-Mustapha was arrested in connection with the death of prominent Nigerians and other atrocities by the federal government after his reign as the chief security officer,CSO to the late maximum leader of Nigeria,General Sani Abacha immediately the inglorious regime was terminated by the sudden death of Abacha.