In line with TheCable, Kassim and Aliyu Abiola, two kids of the late MKO Abiola, self-acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, have slammed a N100 million swimsuit in opposition to the police.
The duo sued the Lagos state commissioner of police over their arrest and detention in reference to a theft incident at their household home.
TheCable had reported how gunmen invaded the residence of the late businessman in Ikeja, Lagos, on September 2.
Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos police command, had earlier informed TheCable that some suspects had been arrested in reference to the incident.
Within the swimsuit Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), filed on their behalf on the state excessive court docket, Kassim and Aliyu alleged that Adebisi Abiola, their stepmother, is accountable for their arrest, having accused them of being concerned within the incident.
“The candidates had been tortured, completely humiliated, dehumanised and terrorised, with a crowd of individuals swarming the premises to witness the ugly scene within the residence of MKO Abiola, a former presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Celebration,” learn an affidavit filed in help of the swimsuit.
“The candidates had been knowledgeable that their arrest was primarily based on an alleged criticism by one Mrs Adebisi Abiola, their stepmother, to the impact theft incident occurred of their residence; that suspected armed males invaded the residence and carted away valuables, together with cash.
“The candidates had been forcibly dragged like widespread criminals, extra in type of abduction than arrest and roughly pushed to the Ikeja police station.
“They had been promptly detained with none document, howsoever. They weren’t given any alternative to talk with anybody, not to mention a lawyer.”
Ozekhome requested the court docket to order the discharge of Kassim and Aliyu as their arrest was a violation of their elementary human proper.