Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer of Nigeria’s tyrant, General Sani Abacha, has paid a surprise visit to Pastor T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church in Lagos.
Mustapha was released from Kirikiri Prisons on Friday after the Court of Appeal judgement acquitted and discharged him over the charge that he conspired to murder Alhaja Kudirat Abiola on 4 June, 1996.
From Kirikiri, Mustapha was said to have made his way to Ikotun, the Lagos suburb, where Joshua has his church. Eyebrows were raised last night on the purpose of the visit.
Mustapha declined press interview, but Joshua explained that their relationship dated to the Abacha years, when he was arrested and detained for nine days over a petition sent to the Chairman of the NDLEA on his ministry.
“I was arrested for investigation and it was later discovered that it was a tissue of lies. I spent nine days with them for investigation and they found the whole thing to be a fabrication. From there, I was taken to Aso Rock to see the president. It was there that I met Mustapha.
“I was able to reveal to them who I am by telling them what was to come as a prophet. One of those things I mentioned to them and to Mustapha in particular, was what he went through, though he did not believe me then. That was why when it came to pass, I was the first person he remembered. I told him that he would spend several years in prison and would be finally released which no one else had ever told him.
“That is why you see him coming here as his first port of call. Where there is no vision, people perish.”
Mustapha was arrested in 1998 on the orders of the then General Abdulsalami Abubakar regime, over the killings during the Abacha era.