Arms Search In My House A Blackmail- Al-Mustapha
The Al-Mustapha family is in the news again as men of the Joint Security
Task Force in the northern city of Kano wrong raided Hadi Al-Mustapha's
house in search of arms through wrong information.
Hadi is younger brother to Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security
Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
His house was wrongly raided by the JTF on Sunday.
He has urged security agencies to expose the informant that misled them
with the information which prompted the raiding of his residence at Isa
Dutse Road in Bompai area of Kano metropolis.
Hadi described the false information on the recent raid carried out in
his house as an embarrassment, harassment, intimidation, “and it is
uncalled because I have never been engaged in criminal activities all my
According to him, “the house raided is my personal property and not that
of my elder brother, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha as earlier insinuated. Though
the JTF has apologized and noted that the raid was in error as a result of
false information, I still call on them to expose the informant because I
believe it was a deliberate blackmail to smear my image and the name of my
Hadi while speaking to reporters in his residence said, “it was pathetic
and sadden that the JTF after searching his house and found nothing
incriminatory, communicated with the informant to tell him that there was
nothing incriminatory found in my residence; and up till this moment, they
have refused to expose the informant to the public; if this issue is swept
under the carpet, who knows the next victim?”
He further explained that, “I was not in town on that very day the JTF
carried out the raid. It was not only uncalled for,” saying the incident
caused trauma to his family as they were admitted to hospital due to the
agony they passed through in the hands of security men.