- The government of Kwara state and the Saraki’s are in discussion to settle the demolition suit out of court
- The presiding judge, Justice Adebara, commends both sides for resorting to settle out of court and wishes them well
- Justice Adebara adjourns the case till March 2, 2020, for the report on the settlement
The Kwara state government and the Saraki family have agreed to settle out of court over the demolition of the latter’s property popularly known as Ile Arugbo (old people’s home) in Ilorin, the state capital.
Channels TV stated that counsels to both parties during the hearing on Friday, January 24, told the Kwara state High Court that all the parties have agreed to an out-of-court settlement.
They also fixed a meeting for January 27 on how to find an amicable resolution.
The presiding judge, Justice Adebara commended both sides for resorting to settle out of court and wished them.
Justice Adebara then adjourned the case till March 2, 2020, for the report on the settlement.
Meanwhile, the the legacy building of the Saraki political dynasty in Ilorin, has been faulted by Gbemisola Saraki, the minister of state for transportation.
Gbemisola who is also a strong member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose above political affiliation to express her displeasure over the demolition which was ordered by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, The Cable reports.
The transportation minister said in a statement released on Friday, January 3, that she felt disrespected that the governor did not deem it fit to consult with her before taking the action, knowing that she’s a member of APC that brought him into power.
In another report, Bukola Saraki, a former Senate president, has accused EFCC of trying to scandalise him by seeking the forfeiture of his houses in Ilorin.
Saraki made the accusation on Tuesday, January 21, when the Federal High Court in Lagos entertained a suit filed by the EFCC seeking the forfeiture Saraki’s houses in Ilorin, The Nation reports.
He described the suit by the anti-graft agency as an abuse of court process, noting that the EFCC was merely attempting to review in another court, a previous verdict of the Supreme Court which cleared him.
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