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Oyo Govt Demolishes Late MKO Abiola’s Widow-led ‘Yoruba Nation’ Building

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A building housing the operational base of the Yoruba Nation led by Modupe Onitiri-Abiola was on Wednesday demolished by the Oyo State Government in Ibadan, the state's capital.

Onitiri-Abiola is one of the widows of late presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola.

LEADERSHIP recalls that armed men in Army uniforms with acclaimed Yoruba Nation insignia, swooped on the Oyo State Secretariat on Saturday where they intended to forcefully take over the State House of Assembly before they were dislodged by combined efforts of security agents.

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Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, CP Fatai Owoseni (retd.) confirmed the demolition of the house located at Toye Oyesola Street in Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state.

Twenty-nine (29) suspects arrested in connection with the foiled armed invasion were on Wednesday arraigned by the police before a Chief Magistrates' Court in Ibadan.

In a case with charge number Mi/520c/2024 between the Commissioner of Police and the 29 suspects, they were accused of a seven-count charge bothering on treasonable felony, unlawful society, illegal possession of firearms, and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Inspector Bakare Rasaq, the Investigative Police Officer with the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, said the offence contravenes, and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.


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