How General Abacha Top Officers Framed Brigadier Oladipo Diya In Coup Plot .. And His Pleas To Abacha For Pardon

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abachaAn explosive video revealing a traumatic experience encountered by retired General Oladipo Diya, during Sanni Abacha’s regime is in circulation on the internet.

The video detailed General Diya being tried for coup plotting during the falling Sanni Abacha’s regime.

The video had contained  the trial which led to Diya being condemned to death by Abacha’s government after close associates of General Abacha wooed Diya into a coup in what many saw as a  conspired plot to extinguish the general.

Abacha died on the eve of Diya’s set execution and the iron mans sudden demise saved General Diya from untimely death.
The chaotic video had shown Diya desperately defending himself and his position about the coup, which he claimed had been concocted to eliminate him.

Gen. Diya was crossed examined at the Human Rights Violation Commission (HRVIC) on the coup plan 1997 to overthrow Gen. Sanni Abacha, He bluntly denied the fact that he was part of the plan but he admitted he knew about the plan, having been contacted by some Abacha regime top officers promising to make certain demand from Abacha personally and failure to respond to the demands could have brought a hard decision against his regime.
He further explained that he was afraid of being killed by the Coup Master Planner if he revealed the plan.

He denied pleading with Gen. Sanni Abacha but was shocked to see the video where he truly knelt down before Gen. Sanni Abacha as tendered by the Lawyer.

diyaGen. Diya Oladipo then was appointed as Chief of Defense Staff. He was appointed Chief of General Staff in 1993 and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council in 1994. In 1997 Diya and dissident soldiers in the military allegedly planned to overthrow the regime of Sani Abacha. The alleged coup was uncovered by forces loyal to Abacha, and Diya and his cohorts were jailed. Diya was tried in a military tribunal, and was given the death penalty.

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