Hamza Al-Mustapha

The Nigerian Army on Monday confirmed that Hamza Al-Mustapha, the alleged killer of Kudirat Abiola who was freed last Friday by a Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos State, is still one of its own.

At a briefing by the joint security information committee, the director of Army public relations who was represented by his chief of staff, Joe Agim, a colonel, said: “With regards to Mustapha’s release, well, I want to confirm that he is still in the army”.

“The case is going to be handled by the army administratively in line with the harmonised terms and conditions of service,” he added.

Al-Mustapha was chief security officer to late General Sani Abacha, and the Lagos Court of Appeal in setting him free, upturned a death sentence passed on him by Justice Mojisola Dada, of a Lagos High Court on January 30, 2013.

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