- Tony Kabaka Adun has dragged the Edo state government to court for demolishing his hotel
- Adun, through his lawyer, asked the court to order the state government to rebuild the hotel to its original state
- The state government had demolished the hotel saying it was built on the land belonging to a primary school
Tony Kabaka Adun has asked an Edo state high court to order the Edo state government to rebuild his hotel that was demolished on Wednesday, February 5.
The Edo state government had pulled down the hotel, saying it was built on the land belong to a public school.
Kabaka is, however, seeking the court to compel the state government to return his hotel to the original state it was before the first suit he filed to challenge the government.
The court was set to deliver judgment in an earlier suit filed by Kabaka stopping to the demolition of his hotel.
Counsel to Kabaka urged the court to hear the application before delivering judgment owing to the new development, The Nation reports.
He argued that not hearing the application would amount to a breach of the right to a fair hearing.
Disregarding the argument of the state government's counsel, the court said it would hear the application on merit ground and adjourned the case to February 26.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the government said that the hotel was built on a property belonging to Ugbor Primary School.
Adun, however, said he had obtained a court order restraining the state government from demolishing the hotel building.
Despite the argument of the state government, many Nigerians attributed the development to the crisis between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Oshiomhole.
Helen Ekpo-Ufot wrote on Facebook: "When two elephants fight, always always, na grass dey suffer! This is a waste now. Why not seal it and later convert it to a school during the rainy season! Remember flooded classrooms! Just the beginning!!!"
Mohammed Saidu Etsu wrote: "I don't know what is wrong with us as a Nation. How can a governor who is calling for investors demolished a structure just Bcos Of politics."
Krix Chikodi Moloko wrote: "Obaseki should be ready to be served same soup when he finally leaves govt house."
Brasana Ebikaki Wisdom commented: "When two elephants fight the grass suffer."
"OBASEKI why? If you continue on this path, you will lose more sympathisers," Max Elazeh reacted.
Ikuromo A Joshua insinuated: "Obaseki seems to have backing from inside aso villa"
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