MKO Abiola Children Freed By Police

Richard Ginika Izuora

The two children of late MKO Abiola, Kassim and Aliyu Abiola, have been released from police custody.

They were arrested following a robbery incident at the residence of the late businessman; who is the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election.

According to the siblings, one of the widows of MKO Abiola, Adebisi, was behind their arrest; adding that a N100 million suit was instituted against the Police over violation of their fundamental human rights.

But Adebisi claimed the two brothers were arrested over their unruly conduct with the Police.

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

Ozekhome confirmed the release of the duo on Tuesday, September 15.

According to the lawyer, Lola Abiola-Edewor, the first daughter of the late MKO Abiola, 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.

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

“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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