Robbery Saga: Police Release MKO Abiola’s Sons


Police badge Two children of the late MKO Abiola, Kassim and Aliyu Abiola, who were arrested over their alleged involvement in the robbery of their father’s house, have been released from police custody.

Kassim and Aliyu had accused Adebisi, one of the widows of Abiola, of being behind their arrest and a N100 million suit was instituted against the police over violation of their fundamental human right.

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However, Adebisi claimed the two brothers were arrested over their unruly conduct with the police.

She had also said the family was making efforts to get them released until lawyers from Mike Ozekhome’s chambers, lawyer to Kassim and Aliyu, and thwarted the process through the fundamental human rights suit.

Ozekhome has however confirmed the release of the duo on Tuesday, TheCable reports.

He said Lola Abiola-Edewor, first daughter of late businessman, and another relative, signed an undertaking with the police over the bail of the brothers.

Ozekhome added that four suspects have been charged before a magistrate’s court over the robbery.

He stated;

Yes, they have been released. There was no condition attached to their release because they did not participate in the robbery.

Those who are the real suspects have been charged before a magistrate’s court. The only reason they were detained was that the police said they were rude to them. Is that why you detain them for almost two weeks?

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