Friday, April 11, 2008

Breaking News: Court Dismisses Charges against Major Al-Mustafa

I am no surprise though.

Court Dismisses Charges against Major Al-Mustafa
Posted 11,Apr. 2008
A Nigerian Court today Friday, has dismissed the charges against Major Hamza Al-Mustafa for lack of diligent prosecution.

The former Chief Security Officer to Nigeria’s late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, has been facing trial at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, South-West of the country, with two other accused persons, Lt. Col Mohammed Adeka and one Onwuchekwa Okorie jointly for conspiracy, and attempt to topple the government of Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999.

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, was said to have spear-headed the operations of the military government including order of arrests and assassinations of personalities who were opposed to Abacha's attempt to succeed himself as civilian president.

The men were also accused of trying to kill Chief Obasanjo aboard a helicopter using a stringer missile.

Al-Mustapha had asked the Court to strike out or dismiss charges of attempted murder and treason offences leveled against him by the Federal Government.

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