- The police in Lagos said they have arrested seven suspects over the attack on the Lagos residence of late MKO Abiola
- Hakeem Odumosu, the police commissioner in Lagos, has also visited the crime scene
- Odumosu said domestic workers were among the those arrested as they suspect insider connivance
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The Lagos state police command has given an update regarding the attack on the Lagos residence of Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election, on Wednesday, September 2.
ThisDay reports that the police said it arrested no fewer than seven persons over the attack.
Acting on a report from the family, the police 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.
The arrested suspects are already undergoing questioning at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The police commissioner in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, has also visited the crime scene.
He said: “Yes, robbers went there and carted away an unspecified amount of jewelry and some money. I was there personally and I spoke with the mama.
“There was no physical assault on her or the two daughters who were home. I know that some suspects are in custody but I have not been fully briefed on the number of people arrested.
“Some of the domestic staff were also arrested. The security on the ground did not alert the police or any security agency when the incident was going on.
“They said they noticed unusual movement within the compound at the time, but did not inform us. The police were only told several hours after the robbery."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the family of late Moshood Abiola narrated their encounter with the 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 businessman said the police had been informed of the incident and investigation has commenced.
Tundun said the gunmen subjected the family “to extreme emotional torture and harassment”.
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