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Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by KikBuhari2Daura: 7:11pm On Sep 11
Rights Violations: Abiola's Two Sons Sue Lagos Police Commissioner Odumosu

Two sons of late Chief Moshood Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Kassim and Aliyu, who were arrested and detained over a robbery incident that took place at their father’s residence on September 2, have approached the High Court of Lagos State in the Ikeja Judicial Division for the enforcement of their fundamental rights.

The duo, who applied for the enforcement of their rights to personal liberty, dignity of person, right to private and family life, as well as right to freedom of movement, told the court that they were unlawfully arrested and detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ikeja, following a complaint that was lodged by their step-mum, Mrs. Adebisi Abiola, after the robbery incident.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police was cited as the sole Respondent in the suit the Applicants filed through their lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN.

Specifically, they prayed the court to declare that “the arrest without warrant and subsequent and continuous dehumanization and detention of the Applicants since the 2nd September, 2020, by operatives of the Respondent on the alleged Complaint of one Mrs Adebisi Abiola, is illegal, unlawful, wrongful and constitutes a blatant violation of the Applicants’ fundamental rights as enshrined in Section 35 (1) (4) & (6), 37, 41 (1), 44 (1) and 46(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered, Sections 2, 3(1) (2), 17(1) (2), 18 (1) (2) (3), 19, 21 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, Lagos State, 2015, and Articles 5, 6 & 14 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Ratification and Enforcement Act Cap A9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“A declaration that the arrest and subsequent dehumanization and the continuous detention of the Applicants since the 2nd September, 2020, by operatives of the Respondent on the alleged Petition/Complaint of one Mrs Adebisi Abiola, without granting them administrative bail within24 hours of their arrest, are illegal, wrongful, unlawful and constitutes a blatant violation of fundamental rights as enshrined in Section 35 (1) (4) & (6), 37, 41 (1), 44 (1) and 46(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered, Sections 2, 3(1) (2), 17(1) (2), 18 (1) (2) (3), 19, 21 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, Lagos State, 2015, and Articles 5, 6 & 14 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Ratification and Enforcement Act Cap A9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“A declaration that the Applicants are entitled to public apology and adequate compensation from the Respondent as provided for by section 35(6) and 46(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as altered, Sections 2, 3(1) (2), 17(1) (2), 18 (1) (2) (3), 19, 21 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, Lagos State, 2015, for the blatant violation of the Applicants’ fundamental rights without following the due process of law.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the Respondent whether by itself, its agents, employees, operatives, detectives, investigating officer(s), or by whatever name called, from further inviting, arresting or detaining the Applicant on the facts of an alleged Petition/Complaint made by one Mrs Adebisi Abiola, in relation to a purported or alleged robbery incident to which they know absolutely nothing about”.

As well as, “An order of this honourable court directing the Respondent and his operatives and agents to release forthwith the Applicants from the detention of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, detention center of the Respondent.

Aside from demanding for an apology, the Applicants equally asked for an order to compel the Respondent to pay them N100million as exemplary damages for the “wanton and grave violation” of their fundamental rights.

The court processes revealed that the Applicants, who are both self-employed, were arrested at their homes by the Police in Lagos State over a robbery incident that was said to have occurred inside premises they share with many other persons.

The Applicants told the court that they were discriminatorily singled out as a result of a complaint by their step mum, which accused them of complicity in the robbery.

They told the court that though Police had since conducted several searches at their apartments, nothing incriminating or connecting them with any alleged stolen item belonging to their step mum was found.

Insisting that they were illegally arrested without warrant, the Applicants maintained that Police lacked the constitutional right to keep them in custody for more than 24 hours without an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

In a 21 paragraphed affidavit that was deposed to by Ubong Ikon, a Litigation Clerk in Chief Ozekhome’s Chamber, the Applicants, alleged that Police officers forcibly broke into their homes and arrested them with seven other people.

“The Applicants were tortured, totally humiliated, dehumanized and terrorized, with a crowd of people swarming the premises to witness the ugly scene in the home of MKO Abiola, the former Presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party”.

The Applicants said they were informed that their arrest was as a result of a complaint by their step mum 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.

“That the Applicants were thereafter roughly man-handled and bundled into the operatives’ vehicle and sandwiched between fully armed operatives of the Respondent, while one of them drove them like convicted criminals to the office of the Respondent”.

Describing the suspicion of their alleged involvement in the robbery as “completely false and malicious in its entirety”, the duo said the allegation was “meant to disparage their persons and their immediate nuclear family, not being biological children of the Complainant”.

The deponent further averred that the Applicants are also students that are about to travel abroad to the United States of America for further international studies.

“That their being singled out for continuous detention and torment is simply because they are not the biological children of the Complainant, Mrs Adebisi Abiola, as her own children and aides staying in the same premises were left untouched.

“That the Applicants are in a very pitiable condition of mental agony and psychological depression, having not been in such an environment before and especially as they insist they are innocent of culpability in the alleged robbery.

“That the Applicants are ready and willing to stand trial if and whenever they are arraigned for any offence since investigation has long been concluded by the Respondent’s operatives, but are merely being subjected to ridicule, harassment, degrading treatment and torture”,

Meanwhile, the Applicants filed an exparte motion and an affidavit of urgency, wherein they prayed the court to hear their case within the ongoing vacation period.

When the case came up on Friday September 11, 2020, before the Ikeja High Court vacation Judge, Justice Abiola Soladoye, Messrs Chimaobi Onuigbo and Ejieke Onuoha, holding the brief of Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, passionately prayed the court to grant bail to the detainees due to their poor health and lengthy detention period in the SARS dungeon since the 2nd of September, 2020.

The Judge however directed that the Commissioner of Police who is the sole Defendant in the matter be put on notice about the suit. She consequently adjourned the matter to the October 15, 2020 ,and ordered that the file be returned to the Assistant Chief Registrar for a re-assignment to a non – vacation Judge, for hearing.

Source:https://thegavel.com.ng/2020/09/11/28229/

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by EastGold(m): 7:26pm On Sep 11
Na Mike Ozekhome SAN be their lawyer

The matter go tie wrapper o

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by rentAcock(m): 7:53pm On Sep 11
I just want to say MKO Abiola had such a captivating and charming smile. Keep resting in peace legendary man.

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Kizyte(m): 7:54pm On Sep 11
Nigeria Police has been violating our fundamental human right for donkey years, now worse under Buhari's regime who totally has no regard for human right.

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Ogaemmii: 7:54pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Adedotguy: 7:54pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by AFULA(m): 7:54pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by chingle5(m): 7:54pm On Sep 11
CHAI this post is too long Jare ..... undecided

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Timekeeper: 7:55pm On Sep 11
Make we dey see wetin go happen

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Princeton92(m): 7:55pm On Sep 11
Na so... Them don come
Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by loadman: 7:55pm On Sep 11
Ozokhome again

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Nelly4you: 7:56pm On Sep 11
Nawa oo it is well
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by StagethemTVee: 7:57pm On Sep 11
Is that Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo aka Owoblow in shades behind MKO?

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by daddytime(m): 7:57pm On Sep 11
Who would have thought that MKO's household will descend this low and chaotic in this same Nigeria?


Make the one's wey dey feel invincible and owning everything and everywhere now at the back of the entire citizenry take heed, repent, and turn a new leaf or else, what befell MKO would be a piece meal when there's shall come pretty soon.

Karma is real and pantless.

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by RomanianNinja: 7:58pm On Sep 11
Just passing by
Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Trabelsi10(m): 7:59pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by NokiaN8(m): 7:59pm On Sep 11
Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Yankee101: 8:00pm On Sep 11
The man was fvcking up and down and littering everywhere with his children

He's not here but the chaos he started lives on

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by goshen26: 8:00pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by tstx(m): 8:00pm On Sep 11
Nothing go come out
Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by moscobabs(m): 8:01pm On Sep 11
These guys should go and make name for themselves.

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by SonyaSpence: 8:01pm On Sep 11
Nawah oh
Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by mytime24(f): 8:02pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by SuperbCrown: 8:02pm On Sep 11
StagethemTVee:
Is that Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo aka Owoblow in shades behind MKO?
yes he is grin

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by IamWonderful: 8:03pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by Madibah(m): 8:04pm On Sep 11
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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by integrity16(m): 8:04pm On Sep 11
Ile olorogun.

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by nick50(m): 8:04pm On Sep 11
Disadvantages of coming from a polygamous family thank God my dad never tried that rubbish

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by ipobarethieves: 8:04pm On Sep 11
sad With all the bribe, kickback, roadblock dat one in black with Force number,see d neck like Ostrich sad sad

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Re: Kassim And Aliyu: Abiola's Sons Sue Odumosu, Lagos Police Commissioner by ChangedMan1999(m): 8:05pm On Sep 11
Not connected to the topic.

Please, I started last month as an Opera Mini News Hub writter.

But, I been just dey post news without knowing when exactly the will pay out money to their writers.

If you know when they do pay out the money, please tell me.

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