Chaos in Ilorin as Bukola Saraki’s family members dwelling ‘Ile Arugbo’ is demolished


Chaos erupted at the dwelling of late Dr. Olusola Saraki’s household in Ilorin commonly called ‘Ile Arugbo’ was on Thursday, January 2, demolished.

A mob experienced disperesed the bulldozer operator and joint security operatives comprising of troopers, policemen, and civil defence with stones, though tyres we’re burnt.

The bulldozer operator had arrived at the property positioned near to the point out civil company clinic, in Ilorin as early as 3am, but achieved resistance from the mob who are said to be loyalists to the previous senate president, Bukola Saraki.

The joint safety in the location had considering the fact that restored peace as they chased away the mob with tear gas.

Newswatch collected that the avenue top to the home of the late Saraki was deserted as at 7.30 am though the burnt tyres and stones utilized in chasing the bulldozer operator and safety operatives littered the avenue.

The security operatives shot continuously into the air, when teargas was applied to disperse the mob and restore peace in the spot.

Spokesman of the Kwara condition police command, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi advised DailyPost that the “presence of policemen at ‘Ile Arugbo’ was to forestall any breakdown of regulation and order.”

The state Director Common of the Bureau of Lands, Malam Ibrahim Salman, had on Wednesday exposed information encompassing the civil provider clinic land and its adjourning plots in Ilorin, the condition cash, amid community enquiry on the standing of the residence reclaimed by the state authorities.

“The total land was acquired in the 1970s for overriding community desire and exact same was originally built to host the stage 11 of the point out secretariat.

“The design of the said condition secretariat stage 11, was at superstructure stage right before same was abandoned”, the DG of the Bureau of Lands mentioned in assertion.

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The complete land was afterwards redesigned in the 1980s for the development of the civil assistance clinic, state secretariat and a parking whole lot for each clinic and the state secretariat.

“The desire of the condition governing administration was stalled when section of the land slated for the parking ton was spuriously allocated in basic principle to 1 Asa Expense for business reasons.

From out there data, the allocation was not dependent on a formal application,not proof of payment for the stated allocation as stipulated in the letter of application in theory and as a result no right of occupancy was at any time issued to the enterprise.

“Furtherance,in flagrant abuse of the allocation conditions, the company took possession of the land and constructed what is these days known as “Ile Arugbo” on aspect of the land that was intended as parking large amount and later conceived to host the expansion of the civil assistance clinic into a total fledged medical center.

“Following a resolution of the condition Household of Assembly, mandating him to revoke/withdraw the spurious allocation, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq signed an instrument to reclaim the land on the ground that similar was unlawfully allotted to a non-public enterprise contrary to the public function of its acquisition and occupied in breach of the conditions of allocation”, the assertion included.



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