Detained MKO’s children released


Two sons of late M. K. O. Abiola, Kassim and Aliyu, who were arrested and over a robbery incident at the residence of the late politician in Ikeja, have been released.

Their lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, confirmed the release of the duo.

He said their bail was secured around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and that the first daughter of late businessman, Lola Abiola-Edewor, signed for their bail.

The duo were detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ikeja.

While the accused claimed that their arrest was as a result of a complaint lodged by their stepmother, Adebisi Abiola, after the robbery incident, Mrs Abiola said they were arrested owing to their unruly acts to the police officers during interrogation.

They approached the courts seeking for enforcement of their fundamental rights and demanded N100 million as compensation.

This did not go down well with members of the extended family and their legal representatives.

Suspected armed hoodlums invaded the Ikeja residence of late Abiola, carting away valuables, including monies in foreign currencies.

It was gathered that the robbers accessed the house through the canal, entered and escaped through the fence of the building.

Seven domestic staff, suspected to have connived with the criminals, were arrested immediately over the robbery incident and they were quizzed by detectives at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State Command.


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