By Danlami Nmodu
Frontline “June 12 fundamentalist” and former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col Abubakar Umar (retd.) has urged the Nigerian government to reopen fresh investigations into the assassination of Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, wife of the winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola.
According to Umar, “There is absolutely no doubt that agents of the Abacha regime assassinated Kudirat Abiola. As it has turned out, our Judicial system has failed to deliver justice to the heroine and her family. This is most regrettable.
“As believers in God and His attributes which are all encompassing we are aware that He will deliver His judgment in this matter. All those involved in her murder will get their just reward here and now. Government is duty bound to reopen fresh investigations into this case.
Sgt Rogers is a key witness. One cannot understand the logic of his release by the Obasanjo administration other than contempt for the Abiola family.
He Added, “Kudirat died in the service of her unjustly treated husband and therefore in obedience of God’s commands. His promised reward of eternal life in heaven to such an obedient wife is fulfilled as He delivers. As painful as her tragic loss is her family should take solace in her present fate. She sleeps well in heaven.”
Umar statement came on the heels of the recent discharge and acquittal of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, chief security officer (CSO) to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha. A Lagos court of appeal freed the former CSO who stood trial over his alleged role in Kudirat’s murder. Mustapha has amazingly received a hero’s welcome in some quarters.
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