Foreign currencies carted
August 2, 2020|RAZORNEWS
Suspected armed hoodlums this morning invaded the Ikeja residence of late MKO Abiola and carted away valuables including monies in foreign currencies.
It was gathered that the robbers assessed the house through the canal, entered and escaped through the fence of the building.
Lagos State Police spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed the incident to The Guardian on telephone.
He said the Command would soon come up with full details.
According to him, “I can confirm it is true. I am trying to get the full details, but I can assure you we will get the robbers.
“Our findings from the wife of MKO Abiola also revealed that it could be handwork of insiders who work in that home. We will not consider it as armed robbery. It is a case of stealing, breaking and entry. We are still investigating the incident.”
Seven domestic staffs suspected to have connived with the criminals have been arrested over the robbery incident and they are being quizzed by detectives at the Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos State Command.
Impeccable source at the state command headquarters disclosed that those arrested are domestic servants and not the real robbers.
“We are suspecting that there may insiders’ link to the robbery. Although, we have not established that. We invited the domestic servants for quizzing. I can assure you that we will get the real robbers.”
A statement by Tundun Abiola read: “In the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, September 2, armed men invaded and ransacked the residence of Chief MKO Abiola in Ikeja, Lagos.
“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. The crime is being investigated. We are consoled by the fact that no life was lost in this unfortunate and frightening incident”.
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