Court Stops Gov Abdulrasaq From Demolition Of Saraki’s Property

The Kwara State High Court, in Ilorin on Monday, January 6, has granted Ex-parte injunction restraining the Kwara state government, the Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq and their agents from further demolition of Ile Arugbo.

The judgement was delivered on Monday in Ilorin, the state capital, the court also granted injunction that they should not go near the land, either to construct or do anything on the land pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.

According to the family of the late Dr Olusola Saraki said it has secured court injunction from the Kwara state High Court restraining the state government from taking further action on the controversial land on which the demolished “Ile-Arugbo” bungalow was constructed.

One of the family’s lawyers, Abdulazeez Ibrahim said that the enrol order is yet to be served on the parties concerned because the injunction was secured almost at the close of work on Monday.

“It was true that we secured a court injunction against the state government, but it took place at the closing hours, so no enroll order was available for the concerned parties”. He was quoted to have said.

When contacted, the Kwara State Attorney General and commissioner for justice, Salman Jawondo told journalists last night that the state government was yet to receive the order of injunction from the court.

“We are not aware of such development. In fact, as I’m speaking with you no court order was served on us but I can assure you that the order will be obeyed as soon as we are served” He said.

Chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye told journalists that he was not aware of such development.

“I am not aware of such development, so I don’t have any information about it” he said.


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