Late MKO Abiola’s House Invaded By Robbers
The Ikeja residence of late MKO Abiola on Wednesday, September 2, was invaded by robbers.
The robbers who invaded the house, carted away valuables including hard currencies. The Nation reported that the suspects entered and escaped through the fence of the building.
Some of the robbers linked to the attack have been arrested and handed over to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the police.
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola was born into a poor family in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria on August 24, 1937.
He received his primary education at Baptist Boys’ High School.
He earned a scholarship to study economics at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Mr Abiola, a Muslim, had four wives: Simibiat Atinuke Shoaga, Kudirat Olayinki Adeyemi, Adebisi Olawunmi Oshin and Doyinsola Abiola. He is reported to have fathered over 40 children from these four marriages.
In 1992, Abiola was reportedly ordered to pay $20,000 a month in child support to a woman who claimed to be his wife.
His lawyers argued in a New Jersey court that Abiola had only four wives and that the woman was just one of his 19 concubines.
Mr Abiola is stillconsidered as one of the most successful businessmen in Nigerian history. He had successful businesses in publishing, media, sports, oil and gas.
From the position of deputy chief accountant at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital from 1965 to 1967, he became the then comptroller of Pfizer Products, Ltd. between 1967 and 1969.
He eventually rose to become the comptroller of International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT), Nigeria, Ltd from where he was promoted to vice president for ITT’s Africa and Middle East branch.
MKO Abiola’s House
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