“How We Were Tortured, Harassed”: MKO Abiola’s Family Recounts Ordeal With Gunmen
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.
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 and 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, it was 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.