- The Abiola family has recounted their ordeal in the hands of some robbers who invaded their residence on Wednesday
- Tundun Abiola said the family was subjected to torture and harassment
- The police in Lagos, however, said they have arrested some suspects and investigation has commenced
The family of late Moshood Abiola has narrated their encounter with some gunmen who invaded their residence on Wednesday, September 2.
A statement released on behalf of the family by Tundun Abiola, one of the children of the late self-acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, said the police have been informed of the incident and investigation has commenced.
The Cable reports that Tundun said the gunmen subjected the family “to extreme emotional torture and harassment”.
She added that the gunmen carted away cash and other valuable items.
The statement reads: “The hoodlums subjected the family to extreme emotional torture and harassment and stole cash and other valuable items belonging to the family.
“The police have since been informed. The crime is being investigated. We are consoled by the fact that no life was lost in this unfortunate and frightening incident."
The family gave thanks to God and expressed appreciation to those who showed them support across the world.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some men suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday invaded the Ikeja residence of the late businessman.
The criminals carted away valuables including hard currencies. They 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, adding that some suspects have been arrested while investigation has commenced.
“We have suspects in custody. We have commenced investigation,” he stated.
Legit.ng recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 12, officially unveiled the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja as a posthumous and monumental gift to the late national icon.
The unveiling ceremony of the monumental stadium was attended by a representative of the president in the person of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Musa Bello.
Other attendees at the grand event were M.K.O. Abiola's son, Kola, the minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo, the minister of Industries, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and of course the minister of sports, Sunday Dare.
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