Hamza Al Mustapha

After Abacha's death he was arrested and tried for murder and attempted murder of Kudirat Abiola, wife of the presidential candidate M.K.O. Abiola.

On 30 January 2012, a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere convicted Major Hamza Al-Mustapha over the murder of Kudirat Abiola, the wife of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola.

He was also sentenced to death by hanging but was discharged and acquitted of the crime by the appeal court, Lagos division on Friday, July 12, 2013. The appellate court said there was not enough evidence to incriminate Al-Mustapha in the murder of the Late Kudirat Abiola.

Military career

Al-Mustapha joined the army and was trained as an intelligence operative. He was involved in at least two investigations of coup attempts. His conduct of interrogations brought him to the attention of Sani Abacha. When Abacha was Chief of Army (August 1985 – August 1990) al-Mustapha was his Aide-de-Camp.

Hamza al-Mustapha was appointed Chief Security Officer to the Head of State (CSOHS) with a Special Strike Force Unit during Abacha's military regime (17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998). Both Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha gave Captain (later Major) Hamza al-Mustapha exceptional power, considerably greater than other officers who were nominally his superior.

After being appointed Chief Security Officer, Al-Mustapha established a number of small security outfits recruited from the military and other security organizations, and trained in Israel and Korea. Abacha's National Security Adviser Ismaila Gwarzo and al-Mustapha were said to be responsible for much of the "torture, killing and wanton looting" during Abacha's rule. On the orders of Sani Abacha's wife Maryam, al-Mustapha detained and tortured several women suspected to be Abacha's girlfriends.

As head of the State Security Service (SSS) al-Mustapha was also said to be involved in drug trafficking, using diplomatic pouches to transport the drugs. His wife, an Arab in origin, coordinated a ring of traffickers in the Gulf states.

SEE Al-Mustapha's 2019 presidential election campaign poster

SEE Al-Mustapha's 2019 presidential election campaign poster

SEE Al-Mustapha's 2019 presidential election campaign poster
Tofa: Hamzah Al-Mustapha zai fasa kwai

Tofa: Hamzah Al-Mustapha zai fasa kwai

Hamza Al-Mustapha Dogarin tsohon shugaban kasa Janar Sani Abacha yace zai fasa kwai har idan fa ta kama a game da shari’ar kisan Uwargidar Abiola watau Kudirat.

Tofa: Hamzah Al-Mustapha zai fasa kwai
Northerners surprisingly back retrial of Major Al-Mustapha over Kudirat Abiola’s murder

Northerners surprisingly back retrial of Major Al-Mustapha over Kudirat Abiola’s murder

Kudirat Abiola was killed while she championed the agitation for her husband who was then in detention after the cancellation of the result of the election.

Northerners surprisingly back retrial of Major Al-Mustapha over Kudirat Abiola’s murder
Kotun koli ta amince jihar Legas ta sake bude karar kisan Kudirat Abiola

Kotun koli ta amince jihar Legas ta sake bude karar kisan Kudirat Abiola

Kotun kolin Najeriya ta amincewa gwamnatin jihar Legas ta daukaka karan hukuncin kotun daukaka kara na wanke Hamza Al-Mustafa daga laifin kisan Kudirat Abiola.

Kotun koli ta amince jihar Legas ta sake bude karar kisan Kudirat Abiola
Supreme Court moves against Hamza Al-Mustapha over alleged murder of Kudirat Abiola

Supreme Court moves against Hamza Al-Mustapha over alleged murder of Kudirat Abiola

The Supreme Court has permitted the Lagos state government to appeal against a judgment t acquitting Hamza Al-Mustapha, for the alleged murder of Kudirat Abiola

Supreme Court moves against Hamza Al-Mustapha over alleged murder of Kudirat Abiola
Battle as Abiola family replies Al-Mustapha over Kudirat's murder (watch video of Rogers)

Battle as Abiola family replies Al-Mustapha over Kudirat's murder (watch video of Rogers)

The family of late Moshood Abiola has reacted to a claim by retired Major Hamza Al-Mustapha concerning the killing of Kudirat Abiola.

Battle as Abiola family replies Al-Mustapha over Kudirat's murder (watch video of Rogers)
Who killed Kudirat Abiola? Al-Mustapha opens up about loyalty to Abacha

Who killed Kudirat Abiola? Al-Mustapha opens up about loyalty to Abacha

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha has spoken about the death of Kudirat Abiola and has denied his involvement in her demise.

Who killed Kudirat Abiola? Al-Mustapha opens up about loyalty to Abacha
An karrama Manjo Hamza Al-Mustapha a kasar waje

An karrama Manjo Hamza Al-Mustapha a kasar waje

Wata jami'a ta karrama Manjo Hamza Al-Mustapha

An karrama Manjo Hamza Al-Mustapha a kasar waje
Abacha's right hand man bags incredible recognition outside Nigeria

Abacha's right hand man bags incredible recognition outside Nigeria

Major Hamzat Al-Mustapha (rtd), has been conferred with a honourary doctorate degree courtesy of Esep-le Berger University.

Abacha's right hand man bags incredible recognition outside Nigeria
EXPOSED! The grand ploy to cause mayhem in the north

EXPOSED! The grand ploy to cause mayhem in the north

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) says there are plans by some unpatriotic elements in the north to cause trouble.

EXPOSED! The grand ploy to cause mayhem in the north
This is what actually killed Abacha, Abiola and the truth behind Abacha’s loot – Al-Mustapha

This is what actually killed Abacha, Abiola and the truth behind Abacha’s loot – Al-Mustapha

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha has revealed that he knows the forces responsible for the death of General Sani Abacha and Moshood Abiola.

This is what actually killed Abacha, Abiola and the truth behind Abacha’s loot – Al-Mustapha
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