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Robbery: Police frees Abiola’s sons after two weeks in detention

Kassim and Aliyu Abiola, two children of the late winner of the 1993 presidential election MKO Abiola, have been released from police custody after two weeks in detention.

The two brothers were arrested following a robbery incident at the residence of the late politician on September 2.

Kassim and Aliyu had accused Adebisi, one of the widows of Abiola, of being behind their ordeal and a N100 million suit was instituted against the police over violation of their fundamental human right.

Adebisi however claimed the two brothers were arrested over their unruly conduct with the police. According to a statement she made available to the press, Adebisi alleged that the duo acted in a “very rude, ungentlemanly, provocative, embarrassing and suspicious manner and all efforts by other members of the family to make them act in a responsible manner failed.”

She alleged that their disposition when being interrogated forced the assumption that an insider may have been involved in the robbery considering the way the armed robbers operated.

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