The personal assistant to the late winner of the 1993 Presidential election, Lisa Akerele, a veteran journalist disclosed that he would have been killed by the CSO to the maximum ruler General Sani Abacha.
Lisa Akerele, who was speaking on AIT programme, on Sunday, quoted Hamsat Al Mustapha as confirming the self abortive attempt to terminate his life when the latter was giving evidence at the Oputa Panel of the Truth Reconciliation Committee set up by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He further quoted Al Mustapha as saying that he arrested Akerele instead of pulling the trigger of pistol, preferring to punish by stripping him naked in his office and later detaining him for a long time, having accusing the veteran Journalist of stealing the information about Abiola’s incarceration from his desk.
The veteran journalist, however thank God that Al Mustapha said he changed his mind in the last minute from pulling the trigger and ending the life of the Journalist.
Lisa Olu Akerele, said that he still felt sad and would not forget in a hurry the horrors and assassinations that were meted to the protesters and the civil right activists in the pursuit of the actualization of June 12 mandate, giving to MKO Abiola by Nigerians.
Omolola Olumide and Jennifer Idika