Maryam, the wife of the late military head of state, the late Sani Abacha, claimed that her husband was simply painted black because people just hate him for no reason.
She also blamed the found loot linked to her husband, saying the truth about Abacha’s contribution to the nation would be known as soon as possible.
In an interview marking the 22nd anniversary of his death, Maryam told Kano that the Kano elites betrayed her husband, who died in 1998, despite “his contribution to the development of the state and the country”.
“Why wasn’t this man a thief before he died?
“What is this amount of money after 22 years, when you say that we found this amount of money and return it back?
“It’s a shame to lie to a dead man!” It’s a shame to lie to your leader.
“If he was wrong, God knows. If other people accuse him of something wrong, it’s only a matter of time.
“They will kneel, as America is kneeling now. Anyone who is evil will get down on their knees just like this crown came to close this world.”
She described her late husband as someone who helped many people.
“He worked in Kano and put people in Kano, but there are people he helped a lot, but they don’t even welcome me now for no reason, ” she continued.
“They just hate us. But why? This is Haram, and Allah is watching us.”
Since 1998, several funds related to the former head of state have been returned.
Hamza al-Mustafa, who served as Abacha’s chief security officer, recently said that a military General kept money abroad so that Nigerians would not be harmed.