A N100 million law suit has been slammed on the Nigeria Police by children of the Late MKO Abiola.
The children identified as Kassim and Aliyu sued the Lagos state commissioner of police over their arrest and detention in connection with a robbery incident at their family house.
You would recall that gunmen has recently invaded the Ikeja family house of the late businessman.
The suit was filed at the Lagos High Court on behalf of the children by Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
In the filed affidavit, Ozekhome had stated that “The applicants were tortured, totally humiliated, dehumanised and terrorised, with a crowd of people swarming the premises to witness the ugly scene in the home of MKO Abiola, a former presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party”.
“The applicants were informed that their arrest was based on an alleged complaint by one Mrs Adebisi Abiola, their stepmother, to the effect that a robbery incident took place in their home; that suspected armed men invaded the residence and carted away valuables, including money”.
“The applicants were forcibly dragged like common criminals, more in form of abduction than arrest and roughly driven to the Ikeja police station”.
“They were promptly detained without any record, howsoever. They were not given any opportunity to speak with anyone, let alone a lawyer.”
He however asked the court to order the release of the children as their arrest was a violation of their fundamental human right.
It was reported that the children’s stepmother had reported to the police that both Kassim and Aliyu were involved in the robbery incident, hence their arrest by the police.