•Ex-se­nate Pres­i­dent sues Kwara govt over re­voked prop­erty

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own per­sonal home was not left out of the at­tack as nu­mer­ous empty bul­let shell cas­ings and dis­persed tear gas can­is­ters were found in­side my home.

“Fur­ther­more, given how well and how long I have per­son­ally known the gov­er­nor be­yond Kwara State, so much so that I have al­ways re­garded him as one of my older broth­ers. Even in the po­lit­i­cal arena, over the years, we have known each other as po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents and al­lies and I have al­ways ac­corded him the re­spect which he has not ac­corded me.”

Gbe­misola said as one of the APC lead­ers in the state, she had con­sulted broadly and also sent mes­sages ap­peal­ing to party mem­bers not to be pro­voked by the un­war­ranted as­sault on her late fa­ther.

Mean­while, Gbe­misola’ brother and a for­mer pres­i­dent of the Se­nate, Bukola Saraki, has dragged the Kwara State Gov­ern­ment to court over the de­mo­li­tion of the Ile Arugbo.

Saraki, through his Me­dia Ad­viser, Yusuph Olaniy­onu, con­firmed to Satur­day PUNCH on Fri­day that the suit was filed on Tues­day.

He said, “We are al­ready in court (over the is­sue). The suit, No KWS/463/2019, was filed on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 31, 2019.”

But the Kwara State Gov­ern­ment has said it has not been served with court sum­mons.

The Chief Press Sec­re­tary to the gov­er­nor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said while re­spond­ing to Satur­day PUNCH correspond­ent en­quiry on Fri­day, “The Kwara State Gov­ern­ment has not been served any court process re­gard­ing the land. If any­body claims oth­er­wise, the ques­tion to them should then be: when was the process served and which judge has been as­signed to hear the mat­ter? As of this moment, Jan­uary 3, 2020, no court process has been served on the gov­ern­ment.”

Saraki, through his Me­dia Ad­viser, Yusuph Olaniy­onu, con­firmed to Satur­day PUNCH on Fri­day that the suit was filed on Tues­day.

He said, “We are al­ready in court (over the is­sue). The suit, No KWS/463/2019, was filed on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 31, 2019.”

• L-R: Newly pro­moted Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Ed­ward Ajo­gun; As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Sheu Alao; and Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Ogun State, Ken­neth Ebrim­son, dur­ing the dec­o­ra­tion of of­fi­cers in Abeokuta... on Fri­day. Photo: Daud Olatunji

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