My Life Is In Danger – MKO Abiola’s Youngest Son

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Abdul Mumuni Abiola, the youngest son of late businessman, Chief MKO Abiola, has raised the alarm over alleged attempt on his life.

He said his elder brothers Kola, Deji and Agboola were after him for daring to attempt the renovation of his father’s uncompleted and abandoned projects.

According to a Friday statement from Abiola, as reported by TheCable, he made the move to acquaint Nigerians with various acts of intimidation and harassment by his brothers against him.

He also accused Kola, Deji and Agboola of “playing God” with their father’s properties.

The statement read, “I want my brothers, Kola, Deji, and Agboola to stop playing god with our father’s properties and abandoned projects and investments.

“I, my brothers and sisters totalling 40 children of Abiola are not fighting with them. We don’t have a bone to pick with them. But we need to step out of the past and of our father’s shadow.

“Kola, Deji and Agboola have been peddling lies in the media about my efforts to bring about changes to the dwindling fortunes of the Abiola family.

“I am ashamed just like my other brothers and sister to see that after MKO Abiola’s death, many of his legacies appear to be in shambles. No, it shouldn’t be like that. That is not what MKO Abiola stood for while he was alive.”

He added, “I want the good people of Nigeria to prevail on Kola and his cohorts to stop using the police to harass me or those who are working with me to restore the lost glory of the Abiola family.

“Every effort I have been making to renovate my father’s properties is not self-driven. It is for all my siblings and for the name of Chief MKO Abiola not to be dragged through the mud.

“Why should some people be sending thugs and miscreants after me and those working with me to renovate MKO Abiola’s properties?

“Why should that be? Do we have to wash our dirty linen in the public? Why should only a select few of Abiola’s children sit on our father’s properties? I am not even asking them to give me and my other siblings a share of the money-spinning companies of my father that they sit on.

“Our humble request is that they should allow me and my other siblings who are interested in renovating Abiola’s derelict properties. I have been painstakingly patient for 18 years. Enough is enough.

“I am also informing the public that my life is in danger. I don’t feel safe any longer. If anything should happen to me or my siblings, Kola and his cohorts should be held responsible. I love life but I will not sit down cowardly.”

Regarded as one of the richest men in Africa, MKO Abiola died in 1998 in his bid to reclaim his presidential mandate secured in the 1993 election annulled by Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida.


John is a University of Lagos-trained, tech-savvy journalist with an uncanny nose for news. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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