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Armed Robbers invade MKO Abiola’s house in Lagos, stole property worth millions of naira
Gunmen on Wednesday invaded the house of the late Chief Moshood Abiola in Ike , Lagos State and stole property worth millions of naira .
A source confirmed the development to
The PUNCH .
“ 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 source said.
When our correspondent visited Abiola’ s house on Wednesday , a police patrol vehicle was stationed at the front of the building .
A security guard on the premises , however, declined to speak with our correspondent who inquired about the incident .
However, a resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity said , “ 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.”
It was learnt that the state Commissioner of Police , 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.