Since her dictator husband passed away 20 years ago, Maryam Abacha has kept a very low profile
Maryam Abacha is the widow of Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. In 1999 Maryam Abacha said that her husband acted in the good will of Nigeria – a point many will not agree with.
Following several reports concerning the recoveries of Abacha loots from several Countries,.Former First lady, Maryam Abacha, has come out in defence of her late husband, describing the reports as lies..
Mrs Abacha who granted an interview recently to commemorate her husband’s 22nd death anniversary, said it is evil to speak ill of the dead. Speaking to newsmen, she said:
“How come this man was not a thief until he died? What is this amount of money after 22 years you say oh we have found this amount of money and we’re bringing it back? It is a shame to tell lies on a dead man! It is a shame to tell lies on your leader. If he had done wrong, God knows. If other people are putting the wrong on him, it is a matter of time.
They will kneel down like America is kneeling down now. Anybody that is evil will kneel down just like this corona has come to shut this world.” the Nation quotes her as saying
According to Mrs. Abacha, her husband helped a lot of people who no longer greet her again.
“He worked in Kano and he planted Kano people, but there are people he helped a lot but they are not even greeting me now for no reason. They just hate us. But why? It is Haram and Allah is watching us.” she said