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Nigerian reacts as Kwara governor orders demolition of Saraki’s home in Ilorin

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Saraki's home

By Donatus Anichukwueze 

The Sarakis’  political home better known as ‘Ile Arúgbó’ in Ilorin has been demolished by the Kwara state government.

The building was demolished early Thursday after security operatives dispersed protesters, including aged women within the complex, reports The Cable.

It was learnt that the state government had fixed midnight for the demolition exercise to avoid a clash with Saraki’s loyalists who had been keeping a vigil in the area.

The state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, in December 2019 announced his decision to revoke the late Olusola Saraki’s property owing to alleged illegality in its acquisition.

He said the land was originally designated for the construction of a secretariat and parking lot of the civil service clinic, but that it was unlawfully allocated to a private firm — Asa Investments Limited — without any record of payment to the state government.

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But Bukola Saraki, former senate president, countered this statement, saying his late father lawfully acquired the land from the state government.

“The property had been rightfully allocated to my late father under the name of one of his companies, Asa Investment Limited, since the 1980s and contrary to the claim of the Governor, the land was properly allocated and a Right of Occupancy title issued on it,” Saraki said

TheCable


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