“I’m Always Harrassed Whenever I’m Coming In Or Going Out Of The Country”- Abacha’s Son Cries Out.
The son of late General Sani Abacha has lamented of the constant harassment himself and family members go through whenever coming in or going out of the country.
He added that although the travel restriction given to them by the government was lifted in Umaru Yar’adua’s era they are still subjective to excessive airport scrutiny.
Speaking in an interview with BBC hausa, Sadiq (Abacha’s son) was asked how the Abacha family felt on reports of hundreds of millions, allegedly stashed in foreign vaults by the late military ruler, Sadiq said the reports were disturbing.
He noted that of all former heads of states and close allies to his late father, his family are in cordial relationship with only the Babangida’s and the Buhari’s.
“Our present relationship with some of our late father’s friends is surprising. We exchange pleasantries with the family of General Babangida. We are in good terms.
“It is only with members of the Babangida family that whenever we meet, we associate and share stories.
” We also relate well, with family members of President Muhammadu Buhari. But it’s only with the Babangida’s that we recall the past.
He continued saying,” When Yayale Ahmed was Secretary of the Government of the Federation, he helped us and the travel ban on our family was lifted.”
” But up till date, I’m always interrogated at the airports anytime I’m travelling. They always say our names are still in the black book.
” We’ve been to the security agency and they have issued us with a clearance paper. That our names have been removed from the black book.
” But nothing has changed..I’m always harassed whenever I’m going out or coming into the country. I don’t know where to go and be listened to.
It should’ve been a security agency, but I was there. ” Nothing has changed. Even recently, before this lockdown, I was interrogated when I returned from Dubai,” he added.