Court to Kwara government - Halt demolition of Saraki's property

Court to Kwara government - Halt demolition of Saraki's property

- The Kwara state government has been asked to stop the demolition of Saraki's property

- According to the court, the government should not go near the property

- The order has, however, not been served on the Kwara state government yet

Following the demolition of a building belonging to the Abubakar Bukola Saraki family, a Kwara state high court in Ilorin, on Monday, January 6, granted an ex-parte injunction restraining the state government from further demolition of the property.

The state government was ordered not to go near the land “either to construct or do anything on the land pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.”

However, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, one of the family lawyers, said the order has yet to be served on the parties concerned.

He attributed this to the fact that the injunction was secured almost at the close of work on Monday, Premium Times reports.

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“It was true that we secured a court injunction against the state government, but it took place at the closing hours, so no enrol order was available for the concerned parties,” he was quoted to have said. had reported that the Kwara state government has revealed why it demolished the famous Ile Arugbo belonging to late Olusola Saraki, the father of the former Senate president, Bukola Saraki.

The committee on the review of sales of the state's government's property said that the building lacked proof of payment or right of occupancy.

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The chairman of the committee, Makanjuola Ajadi, revealed this on Monday, January 6, in a bid to clarify viral controversies and mixed reactions that have been triggered by the government's decision.

Ajadi claimed that based on the findings of the committee, the said land on which the demolished building was once situated, is a part of a larger area of land that housed some public structures.

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