General Diya's cross-examination at the Oputa Panel (Video)
In 1997, Nigeria's General Oladipo Diya - then Chief of General Staff and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council during the military regime of General Sani Abacha; was tried and convicted by a Military Tribunal and sentenced to death.
Upon the return to Civilian rule in 1999, the Olusegun Obasanjo regime set up the Human Rights Violation Investigation Commission (HRVIC) headed by Retired Justice Oputa.
Gen. Diya was crossed examined at the Human Rights Violation Investigation Commission (HRVIC) on the coup plan 1997 to overthrow Gen. Sani Abacha, He bluntly denied the fact that he was part of the plan but he admitted he knew about the plan. He further explained that he was afraid of being killed by the Coup Master Planner if he revealed the plan.
He denied kneeling and crying before Gen. Sani Abacha but a video was shown to the Commission which appears to contradict this.