Court Fixes January 24 for Commencement of Kwara Demolition Hearing

Kwara State High Court in Ilorin, the state capital, yesterday fixed January 24, 2020, for commencement of hearing on the suit between state government and Asa Investment Limited (Ile Arugbo).

Agents of the state government, in early January, demolished some properties on Ilofa Road, Ilorin GRA, said to belong to the late Dr Olusola Saraki, for alleged illegal acquisition.

Dissatisfied with the action, scion of the late politician and former Senate President Bukola Saraki filed a motion ex parte through his counsel, AbdulAzeez Ibrahim, for stay of execution at the court.

The court restrained the defendants and anyone else acting on their behalf from further demolishing or further destroying the alleged property of the claimant.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the House of Assembly, the Attorney General and Justice Commissioner, the Director-General of Kwara Bureau of Lands and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) are the defendants in the suit.

Ibrahim told the court that the case was for hearing on motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.

The lawyer averred that he had filed a motion ex parte for service on the defendants/respondents by substituted means.

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