The Oyo State Government in the present day denied authorizing the demolition of the N800 million music house owned by gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele, which happened within the early hours of yesterday August 19th.
The state government, by its counsel, Yomi Alliyu, made the denial when he appeared earlier than Justice Iyabo Yerima of the State Excessive Court docket, Ring Street, Ibadan, in the present day August 20th. Alliyu appeared for the primary and second defendants, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi and Mr. Bola Abimbola (State Lawyer-Normal), in a case instituted by Ayefele towards the defendants.
Alliyu advised the court docket that his purchasers had been shocked to learn in regards to the reported demolition on Sunday morning as they didn’t authorize it. In line with him, the state government is planning to arrange a panel of inquiry to seek out out these liable for the demolition.
”My purchasers are males of honour that respect rule of regulation and constituted authority and may have no purpose to demolish the mentioned property,” he advised the court docket.
Alliyu, who had earlier denied that his purchasers had been served with court docket processes, shortly reversed himself when the choose confirmed him proof of precise service on the primary and second respondents.
The protection counsel, nevertheless, urged the court docket to adjourn the case pending the time the claimant would be capable of file and serve his purchasers with discover of the ex-parte movement for the reason that court docket was on trip.
He mentioned that submitting of movement on discover and letter of urgency alone by the claimant was not sufficient.
Nonetheless counsel to Ayefele, Olayinka Bolanle, advised the court docket that the state government had gone forward to demolish the construction regardless of an earlier court docket order restraing it.
“Even after the defendants had turn into conscious of this proceedings, it’s unhappy and unbelievable my Lord that the defendants within the wee hours of Sunday, Aug 19, went to the property in dispute and demolished it,” he advised the court docket.
Justice Yerima adjourned the case till Sept. 12 for listening to of purposes and urged events to file crucial processes earlier than the adjourned date.