Training of snipers: Al-Mustapha withdraws case against cleric

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KADUNA — Former Chief Security Officer to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has withdrawn the case of “defamation of character and spreading of wrong information on his person,” brought against a Kaduna- based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Sanusi Khalil last month at the Upper Sha’riah Court, Daura Road, Kaduna.

Hamza al-Mustapha

Hamza al-Mustapha

Addressing the Court yesterday, counsel to Al-Mustapha, Garba Sadau, said the withdrawal of the suit came after several interventions by prominent Nigerians who called on both parties to mend their fences by following Islamic injunctions.

He said that in Islam, the court should be the last source of justice.

“May I announce to Your Honour that we are withdrawing our suit because we have arrived at an agreement based on the defendant’s public retrieval of his earlier statement accusing my client of training some snipers to kill 1000 Nigerians.


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