When Hamza Al-Mustapha left the high walls of the Kirikiri Maximum Prison where he had spent more than a decade before his release on Friday, he quickly visited T.B Joshua, a Lagos prophet and leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.
Clad in the same apparel he left the prisons in, Mr. Al-Mustapha visited the prophet’s base in Ikotun Egbe.
Halima Babangida, a reader who described herself as a freelance journalist said she followed Al-Mustapha to T.B. Joshua’s ministry where she got this interview with the Prophet. She sent us this piece as well as the picture above.
Q: Can you tell us the purpose of Mustapha’s visit to you?
A: I got to know him many years ago when a petition was addressed to General Bamaiyi who was the then Chairman of the NDLEA. As you know, several efforts had been made by my detractors to bring me and my ministry down. One of those efforts was that petition. I was arrested for investigation and it was later discovered that it was a tissue of lies.
I spent nine days with them for investigation and they found the whole thing to be a fabrication. From there, I was taken to Aso Rock (City of Power) to see the president. It was there that I met Mustapha.
I was able to reveal to them who I am by telling them what was to come as a prophet. One of those things I mentioned to them and to Mustapha in particular, was what he went through, though he did not believe me then. That was why when it came to pass, I was the first person he remembered. I told him that he would spend several years in prison and would be finally released which no one else had ever told him.
That is why you see him coming here as his first port of call. Where there is no vision, people perish.
I am surprised you are asking me why he is coming here first. When you look into your archives as journalists, you will find many stories in the past about my visit to Aso Rock, (City of Power) while Bamaiyi was Chairman of NDLEA. Many magazines and newspapers published my visions and prophecies on the government and the presidency.
When you know your picture of tomorrow, it will impart a strength to endure your present difficulty. When you know what you are passing through now will not last long, you will endure it. This is vision; this is prophecy. This can only come by revelation. This is what the Bible means by, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). I will leave you here.