Court halts further demolition of Saraki’s family property, Ile Arugbo

A Kwara State High Court has halted the further demolition of Saraki’s family property, Ile Arugbo, after issing an ex-parte injunction.

It can be recalled that the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led Kwara government in the last few days demolished Bukola Saraki’s family property “Ile Arugbo” (old people’s home) built on land which ownership was recently revoked by the state.

The Kwara state government earlier stated that it will build a secretariat on the site after it recovered it.

Ile Arugbo served as the political home of the late Kwara politician late Olusola Saraki, and according to reports, there were about 50 policemen on stand-by during the demolition process.

In the judgement delivered in Ilorin on Monday January 6, the Kwara 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.”

Speaking with The Nation, one of the Saraki’s family’s lawyers, Abdulazeez Ibrahim revealed that the court injunction is yet to be served to the parties involved because it was obtained almost at the close of work on Monday. He said;

“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.”

The Kwara State Government also confirmed that it has not been served the court order.

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