The police have made some arrests following Wednesday’s invasion of the Lagos house of the late winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, where property worth millions of naira were stolen.
It was learnt that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had visited the family. He said that some arrests had been made, adding that investigation has commenced into the incident.
The CP stated, “Three people were involved in the operation and from what I gathered when I visited the house today (Wednesday), only one of the suspects was armed. The suspects gained entry through the canal, because the building backed a canal, and I was told that some jewellery and money were stolen. I have beefed up security in the area and also contacted the Idiroko and Seme borders to be on high alert.
“None of the residents, including Chie MKO Abiola’s wife, Bisi, and two girls in the house, was attacked or injured during the operation. We have made some arrests and commenced investigation into the incident.”
“Armed robbers invaded the house of MKO Abiola, off Toyin Street, in the Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos State. They took away a lot of valuable items,” a source in the area had earlier said.