Thursday August 4th, 2011 – Bisi Akande: al-Mustapha Needs Psychiatric Care
The National Chairman, Action Congress of Nigeria, Chief Bisi Akande, has condemned the allegation by Maj.-Gen. Hamza al-Mustapha, the Chief Security Officer to the late Gen Sani Abacha, who alleged that prominent Yoruba leaders were culpable in the death of Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election.
In the same vein, Muyiwa Ige, the son of the late Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, who was murdered in his Ibadan home on December 23, 2001, described al-Mustapha as demented.
Speaking with our correspondent on the telephone, on Wednesday , Muyiwa expressed shock at the allegation of Al-Mustapha, saying the former CSO “is suffering from hallucination.”
Muyiwa, who repeatedly paused and said “ha” during the eight-minute telephone interview with our correspondent, stressed that Al-Mustapha’s allegations were “senseless and reprehensible.”
He said, “The two personalities he has mentioned have great achievements that cannot be rubbished by anyone. Why has he mentioned only the names of dead people?”
A text by Muyiwa said, “It is obvious that the guy is demented. He is barking up the wrong tree. Thirteen years later, a hallucinating killer is seeking attention. He needs psychiatric attention.
“A killer should not be allowed to attempt to rubbish the legacies of distinguished Nigerian statesmen and revered Yoruba leaders that have gone to the great beyond.
“Why hasn’t he mentioned the names of people who are alive that could contradict his lies? Nigerians are sensible people, who can read between the lines. I don’t think Al-Mustapha should be dignified with a reply. He’s seeking attention.”
Media aide to Akande, Mr Lani Baderinwa, who spoke with our correspondent, on Wednesday evening said “Al-Mustapha is a liar and a joker. Why has he not named one living person in his stupid allegation?”
The Director of Research and Strategy, Osun ACN, Mr Sunday Akere, described al-Mustapha as “a jester, who is being sponsored. Why has it taken him more than a decade to say this rubbish? Punch