Ile-arugbo: Court fixes Saraki’s suit for Jan­uary 15

The Punch - - NEWS - Tunde Oyekola, Kwara

AKwara State High Court, sit­ting in Ilorin and presided over by Jus­tice Abio­dun Ade­bara, has fixed Jan­uary 15 for the hear­ing of the mo­tion on no­tice filed by Asa In­vest­ments Lim­ited, chal­leng­ing the re­vo­ca­tion of a prop­erty of the late Sec­ond Repub­lic Se­nate Leader, Dr Olu­sola Saraki.

Re­call that the Kwara State Govern­ment on De­cem­ber 27 re­voked Plots 1, 3 and 5 near Civil Ser­vice Clinic, Ilofa Street,

Ilorin land, oc­cu­pied by Asa In­vest­ment Lim­ited owned by the late Saraki.

Be­fore the re­vo­ca­tion, the land had a build­ing called Ile Arugbo (old peo­ple’s home). Old peo­ple vis­ited the home oc­ca­sion­ally to re­ceive gifts and sup­port from the Saraki fam­ily.

The Kwara State Gover­nor, Ab­dul­rah­man Ab­dul­razaq, Kwara State House of Assem­bly, Kwara State At­tor­ney Gen­eral and Com­mis­sioner for Jus­tice, Direc­tor Gen­eral, Kwara

Bureau of Lands and the In­spec­tor-gen­eral of Po­lice are the de­fen­dants in the suit.

The court also, upon the re­ceipt of an ex parte mo­tion and the sup­port­ing af­fi­davit dated and filed on Jan­uary 2, and af­ter lis­ten­ing to the claimant’s (Asa In­vest­ments Lim­ited) coun­sel, Mr A.A. Ibrahim, re­strained the de­fen­dants and any­one act­ing on their be­half from fur­ther de­mol­ish­ing or de­stroy­ing the prop­erty.

“Upon a mo­tion ex parte and the sup­port­ing af­fi­davit dated and filed on the 2nd day of Jan­uary, 2020; af­ter lis­ten­ing to Mr A.A. Ibrahim, coun­sel for the claimant/ap­pli­cant and af­ter a care­ful pe­rusal of 25-para­graph af­fi­davit and the at­tached ex­hibits in sup­port of the mo­tion ex parte, it is hereby or­dered that:

“The de­fen­dants, ei­ther by them­selves, their of­fi­cers, ser­vants, agents, priv­ies, or suc­ces­sor in ti­tle or any per­son how­so­ever claim­ing in trust for the de­fen­dants, are hereby re­strained from fur­ther de­mol­ish­ing or fur­ther de­stroy­ing the al­leged prop­erty of the claimant/ap­pli­cant known and de­scribed as Plots 1,3 and 5 with TPS/MISC.129A and Sur­vey Plan NO.KWSH927 and Land/g1071 sit­u­ate, ly­ing and be­ing be­side Civil Ser­vice Clinic, along Ilofa Road, G.R.A, Ilorin, Kwara State, on which the claimant has a build­ing, pop­u­larly known as Ile Arugbo( old peo­ple’s home), the sub­ject mat­ter of the sub­stan­tive suit, pend­ing the hear­ing and deter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion on no­tice.

“The de­fen­dants, ei­ther by them­selves, their of­fi­cers, ser­vants, agents, priv­ies, suc­ces­sor in ti­tle or any per­son how­so­ever claim­ing in trust for them, are hereby re­strained from en­ter­ing with the in­ten­tion to con­struct, build, erect, or com­menc­ing any build­ing/struc­tures on Plot 1,3 and 5 with TPS/ MISC.129A and Sur­vey Plan NO.KWSH927 and Land/ G1071 sit­u­ate, ly­ing and be­ing be­side Civil Ser­vice Clinic, along Ilofa Road, G.R.A, Ilorin, pend­ing the hear­ing and deter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion on no­tice.

“The mo­tion on no­tice is hereby sched­uled for hear­ing against Wed­nes­day 15-012020. Ap­pli­ca­tion granted in part as per the above or­ders; given at Ilorin un­der the seal of the court and the hand of the pre­sid­ing judge this 6th day of Jan­uary, 2020,” the court or­der read.

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