Sergeant Rogers, Abacha’s hit man allegedly killed Kudirat Abiola following an order from Major Hamza Al Mustapha. The children of the late Kudirat have alleged.
In a press statement issued and signed on behalf of her siblings, Khafila Abiola faulted the report in which Major Hamza Al-Mustapha accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Sergeant Rogers had earlier claimed that he (Al-Mustapha) was behind the assassination of the late Abiola’s wife.
The children in the statement recalled the findings of the Oputa Panel where Sergeant Rogers disclosed that he assassinated the woman and attempted to murder Senator Abraham Adesanya and Chief Alex Ibru, late Publisher of The Guardian newspaper, based on the instructions given to him by Major Al-Mustapha.
They noted that evidence of Sergeant Rogers was not challenged by Al-Mustapha and his lawyers at the Oputa Panel and the Lagos State High Court convicted and sentenced the armed agents of Al-Mustapha to imprisonment for the attempted murder of Senator Abraham Adesanya.
The statement reads:
The Lagos State High Court also convicted and sentenced Al Mustapha and his accomplices to death for the cold-blooded murder of our mother. Their subsequent acquittal by the Court of Appeal was most likely politically motivated.
“The appeal filed against the judgment is currently pending at the Supreme Court. However, Al-Mustapha may be counting on the pervasive culture of impunity in Nigeria to not only attempt to deny his dastardly role in the assassination of a defenceless woman; but to also now contemplate running for office, along with Mohammed Abacha, who was alleged to have provided his driver to convey the assassins to carry out the mission.
“Impunity lays waste to the promise of the democracy for which our dear mother paid the ultimate price. As those that oversaw her assassination now seek to rewrite the history of what they did, we are forced to seek justice for our beloved mother within a jurisdiction, not for the political games that hold sway in Nigeria.
“Justice may be delayed but it must not be denied,” the statement reads.