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Abiola’s family appeals against negative media report on sons’ detention

By obp001 • a week ago • 7105 views • 993 comments


The family of the late business mogul and presumed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, has pleaded with the public, especially the media, to be wary and cautious of any publication regarding Abiola’s family and “not to dishonour and disrespect the memory of the late sage.”

The family said that serious efforts had been put in place to secure the release of the two sons, Kasim and Aliyu, who were detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ikeja.

The duo was detained following a complaint by their step-mother, Mrs. Adebisi Abiola, after the robbery incident at their residence in Ikeja on September 2, 2020.

In a statement yesterday, the family lawyer, Debo Adeleke, also denied the allegation that Adebisi was behind the ordeal of Kasim and Aliyu.

He said: “As expected, she was so petrified, bemused and stupefied by the unfortunate armed robbery incident that she could not raise an alarm even after the robbers had escaped with their loots. She was eventually freed by other members of the family who had apparently called the police upon which she and her daughter and other members of the family were interviewed by the police, led by Lagos State Commissioner of Police in person of Mr. Hakeem Odumosu.



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