N100m Suit Against The Police After Stepmother Instigated Arrest- M.K.O Abiola Sons.

On September 2, Late Chief M.K.O Abiola’s house was robbed and money was carted away, due to the ongoing investigation,  sons of late Chief Moshood Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Kassim and Aliyu, who were arrested and detained over the robbery incident, the sons approached a Lagos high court with a  fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the duo said they were arrested at their homes by the police in Lagos over a robbery incident that was said to have occurred inside premises they shared with many other persons.

There has been complains as to their stepmother, Mrs Adebisi Abiola, accusing them of complicity in the robbery.

Aside from demanding an apology, the applicants equally asked for an order to compel the respondent to pay them N100m as exemplary damages for the “wanton and grave violation” of their fundamental rights after the police had searched their Lagos residence thoroughly and found nothing incriminating.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, also disclosed that some suspects including domestic staff were arrested in connection with the incident.

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