Gunmen invade MKO Abiola’s house, cart away valuables

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Gunmen on Wednesday invaded the home of late Chief Moshood Abiola in Ikeja, Lagos and stole money and valuables worth millions of naira.

According to Punch, a resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the operation took place around 4am on Wednesday.

“Armed robbers invaded the house of the late MKO Abiola in the Opebi area of Ikeja. They carted away a lot of valuable items.

“The operation occurred around 4 am when the security guards were asleep. They dug the ground of the back gate and gained entry. They carted away property and escaped,” he said.

Following the incident, a police patrol vehicle had been stationed in front of the building.

It was learnt that the state commissioner of police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, had paid a visit to the family.

When contacted, Odumosu said some arrests had been made, adding that investigation had commenced into the incident.

“Three people were involved in the operation and from what I gathered when I visited the house today, only one of the suspects was armed.

“The suspects gained entry through the canal because the building backed the canal and I was told that some pieces of jewellery and money were stolen. I have beefed up security in the area.

“None of the residents, including his wife, Bisi and two girls were attacked or injured during the operation.

We have made some arrests and commenced an investigation into the incident,” Odumosu said.

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