- The home of late MKO Abiola has been invaded by criminals
- The criminals were reported to have carted away hard currencies
- Meanwhile, the police claim the suspects have been arrested
Some men suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday, September 2, invaded the Ikeja residence of late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.
MKO was the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election annulled by the Babangida junta.
According to The Nation, the criminals carted away valuables including hard currencies. The robbers reportedly gained access to the house through the fence which they also used in escaping.
Spokesman of the Lagos police command, Bala Elkana, confirmed the development, according to The Cable report.
He said the suspects have been arrested while investigation has commenced. “We have suspects in custody. We have commenced investigation,” he stated.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, had called for compensation for the family of the late MKO Abiola, winner of the annulled election.
Igbokwe who made the call during the Democracy Day Celebration of Ndigbo in Lagos APC said that a lot more should be done to compensate for the losses his family suffered.
Legit.ng had also reported that one of late Abiola's children, Jamiu advised Nigerian leaders to move the country forward by taking a cue from his father.
While disclosing this during an interview on Friday, June 12, Abiola's son urged leaders to be selfless in their service to Nigeria.
Jamiu, a writer and author is the son of Abiola and his activist wife, Alhaja Kudirat. Speaking on the occasion of Democracy Day as many Nigerians celebrated across the country, Jamiu called on everyone to look beyond what his father did.
Legit.ng had also reported that Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, described June 12, 1993, annulled election as the most defining moment in Nigeria's history.
According to him, the struggle to free Nigerians from the shackles of bondage will continue until the country is restructured into federating units.
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