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Our step-mum is behind our travails – Abiola’s children open up after 13 days in custody

– The last may not have been heard of the recent incident in the home of Late Chief M.K.O Abiola

– Two sons of the late politician were on Tuesday, September 15, freed after being detained by the police for 13 days

– They were said to have been arrested on the orders of their step-mum sparking insinuations of a family squabble

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Two sons of the late winner of the June 12, 1993 election, Chief Moshood Kolawole Abiola, were on Tuesday, September 15 freed after being detained by the police for 13 days.

Kassim and Aliyu were arrested and detained over an alleged robbery that took place at their father’s Lagos residence on Wednesday, September 2.

The two were detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ikeja as against the position of the law that forbids detention of suspects for more than 48 hours.

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The police had charged the suspects held in connection with the robbery, including a personal assistant, gardener and laundryman to Magistrate Court 1, Ogba, for conspiracy, burglary, stealing and other related offences.

Late M.K.O Abiola’s children freed after 13 days in detention

CP Odumosu had visited the home of the Abiolas during the police investigation. Photo credit: @PoliceNGLagos
Source: Twitter

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While the two sons claimed their arrest was a sequel to a complaint that was lodged by their step-mum, Adebisi Abiola, after the robbery incident, the step-mum said they were arrested owing to their unruly acts to the police officers during interrogation.

Also, the duo approached a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for the enforcement of their fundamental rights and demanded N100 million as compensation.

However, The Guardian reports that the first daughter of the late politician, Lola Abiola-Edewor, signed an undertaking with the police seeking the release on bail of her two brothers and their internal staff.

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The Lagos state police command boss said they began an investigation that led to the arrest of seven persons, including the domestic workers in the residence.

Alluding to insider connivance, the police said they arrested persons of interest that would help them unravel the case, adding that the suspects are already undergoing questioning at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Recall that the family of late Abiola had released a statement signed by Tundun Abiola, on the incident.

Tundun said the gunmen subjected the family “to extreme emotional torture and harassment” during the incident.

She added that the gunmen carted away cash and other valuable items from the home, even as she thanked members of the public for their concerns over the incident.

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