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Alleged Robbery: Police Release Abiola’s Children From Custody

Kassim and Aliyu Abiola, the two children of late Nigerian politician, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, popularly referred to as MKO, have been released from custody by the police in Lagos.

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They were arrested after one of their father’s widows, Adebisi, allegedly accused them of being the masterminds of the robbery attack in their family home in Ikeja area of Lagos State weeks ago.

Though Adebisi has denied being behind their arrest, her stepsons regained their freedom after instituting a N100 million lawsuit against the police, over violation of their fundamental human right.

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Their lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate, confirmed their release.

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

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TheCable reports that Ozekhome also said four suspects have been charged before a magistrate’s court in the state over the robbery.

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

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“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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