Robbery: Police Release Abiola’s Children, Charges Four To Court

The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command on Tuesday, released two children of the late winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections, MKO Abiola, Kassim and Aliyu and three domestic staff of the family from her custody.

The internal staff release alongside the children of the late businessman are the Personal Assistant, Gardener and Laundryman.

The Command, however, charged to Magistrate Court 1, Ogba, four other suspects for conspiracy, burglary, stealing and others related offences.

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Recall that nine persons including the two sons of the late Presidential candidate have been in Police custody after some gunmen had on Wednesday, September 2, invaded the residence of the late businessman in Ikeja, Lagos, and reportedly carted away from some valuables.

The Police commenced investigations and arrested the suspects.

In the process, the two children of the late business mogul filed an N100m suit against the Police in Lagos over their arrest and detention.

However, the first daughter of late Chief Abiola, Honourable Lola Abiola-Edewor on Tuesday signed an undertaken with the Police seeking the release on bail of her two brothers and their internal staff.

As at 3.30 pm on Tuesday, she was sighted within the Nigeria Police premises trying to perfect the release documentation.

As at the time of filing this report, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said he could not comment on the development as it is still a subject of litigation.

Adejobi said he will update the press at due time.

19th April 2024
Nigerian Pantagraph