Former Chief Security Officer to late General Sani Abacha,Major Hamza Al-Mustapha reportedly in tears Sunday as he arrived Kano.The former CSO said his freedom still appears to him like a dream.
Reports quoted him as having said, “I was opportuned (sic) to meet my beloved late father and mother twice during the last 15 years and now I have an empty house to go to. I am yet to reconcile with my freedom because I am yet to believe that this was the same Al-Mustapha that was brought into this House in tattered shirt, and in chains October 24, 1998. I was moved between Kano and Yobe from October 24 and 26 all in an attempt to implicate me over an alleged coup to overthrow the civilian government.”
Al-Mustapha said“I am yet to understand what is happening to me. It is still a dream and I am finding it difficult to adjust to the reality. I suffered serious witch-hunt and persecution all in an attempt to paint me black before the whole world. Yesterday is gone. I have forgiven all those who perpetrated the evil against me. I am back home and we are drawing a new line for a better Nigeria.
He added ,“In all I have got justice at last and we remain grateful to God, who has made it possible for us to enjoy our liberty once more.
Upon arrival in Kano Sunday, he visited the palace of the Emir of Kano,Alhaji Ado Bayero and Governor Musa Kwankwaso at Kano Government House, reports said.