Hamza Al-Mustapha, the dreaded former Chief Security Officer to late Gen Sani Abacha is still on his thank you tour across Nigeria to salute the few men (and woman) that were on his side during his trying times.
It would be recalled that Al-Mustapha was sentenced to death by a federal high court in Lagos. It was a massive issue then, with many northerners however insisting that he was innocent.
One of the few persons in the South that were openly against the death sentence on Al-Mustapha was Alhaji Asari Dokubo. In fact, Asari described the judgement as an attempt to turn the North against his kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan. The belief was that if Al-Mustapha was hanged during Jonathan’s administration, it will be “impossible” for Jonathan to get any support from the North in 2015.