Photos+Video: Kwara Governor Demolishes Saraki's Home In Ilorin

Published On: January 2, 2020, 12:32 pm
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Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has had his home in Kwara torn down (NASS)
The Kwara state government has brought down the political home of the Sarakis in Illorin, the state capital, for "flagrant abuse of the allocation terms."
The home is called the ‘Ile Arúgbó’.

According to TheCable, the home was demolished in the early hours of Thursday, January 2, 2020 after security operatives dispersed protesters, including aged women, from within the complex.

The state government had fixed midnight for the demolition exercise to avoid a clash with Saraki’s loyalists who had been keeping watch on the complex, the report adds.

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had last month announced his decision to revoke the late Olusola Saraki’s property because it was illegally acquired.
Razaq 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.

However, Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s former senate president who also served as Governor of Kwara from 2003 to 2011, said his late father lawfully acquired the parcel of 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.

-- OmoNobaUku (m) at 2-01-2020 02:38PM
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This is a very important and symbolic proverbial dagger through the heart of Ojelu Omo Baba Oloye. Kai! Diaris God indeed. But reporter, please get your facts right. Saraki's home was not destroyed. What was destroyed were illegal structures which sat on the land which rightfully belong to KWSG but reportedly and wrongfully transferred into private ownership by, you guessed it.
-- jahlovesme (m) at 2-01-2020 02:51PM
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this does not look like saraki's house
-- ikpotokin (m) at 2-01-2020 05:55PM
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another level of wickedness from the governor of char state
-- oludolis Online (m) at 2-01-2020 06:26PM
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This is not NICE Shocked Huh? Angry
-- maizaxx (m) at 2-01-2020 08:38PM
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For heavens sake what is the wisdom in destroying a building?
All they needed to do was to modify it to suit what they want since it has become acquired property