The star act and man behind the throne during Abacha's reign of terror, Major Hamza Al-Mustaph has a lot to say.

But only those who read will know.

He has also been in trial for many years over his alleged killing of Mrs. Kudirat Abiola, the wife of the winner of the acclaimed June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.

Al-Mustafa has come out to say that his long trial and 15-year detention in a Lagos prison was just “persecution” in the hands of some powerful people who needed to cover their roles in the death of Chief MKO Abiola.

Al-Mustapha spoke to newsmen after he delivered the third South West annual lecture entitled: Developing Leadership Abilities in Youths, organised by the Asorodayo Youth Heritage Organisation, at Lafia Hotel, Ibadan, Oyo State.

He said Nigerians were only being deceived with claims that he was being prosecuted for the assassination of Mrs. Kudirat Abiola.

“On October 21, 1998, I was arrested because of a video cassette, not because of the late Kudirat Abiola.

“The family of the late Abiola was, and is a very close family to me. But something happened, which a particular camera in the villa captured.

“So, they wanted to take the video tape and burn it so that Nigerians will not know what happened.  That was the beginning of my travails,” he said.

So, what could be the content of this video cassette?

Major Al-Mustafa said Nigerians should wait for his soon-to-be-released book which will expose the conspiracy in Aso Rock and those who killed late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.

Is Al-Mustafa simply broke and in need of a kick-ass strategy to sell his three-volume book?

Well, he said some of those indicted in his book are still alive; perhaps some intriguing moments await us.