Court halts further demolition of Saraki’s property


   A Kwara State High Court has issued an ex-parte injunction restraining the Kwara State Government from further demolition of late Olusola Saraki’s property. Recall that in the last few days, the demolition of Ile Arugbo which served as the political home of the late Kwara politician sparked off mixed reactions.

   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.”

  However one of the Saraki's family’s lawyers, Abdulazeez Ibrahim told The Nation 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. Also making a clarification on the controversial demolition, the state's Communication Commissioner, Murtala Olanrewaju told Premium Times that the demolished building was used for political gathering and “not any home belonging to old people”.