The CEO of Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant in Kaduna State, Aisha Yakubu, has disclosed that she did not own the demolished property on which her business was located.
Yakubu disclosed that she rented the property for N500,000 per annum.
In a statement over the weekend, the distraught business owner had accused the Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) and Nigeria Police Force of wrongfully demolishing the property.
She stated that she lost a one-month pregnancy due to the demolition.
The restaurant owner added that she also lost cash, kitchen utensils and other properties worth N32 million.
In an interview with The Punch, she reiterated that no sex party was scheduled to be held at the restaurant.
Yakubu further explained that she operated a restaurant and not a hotel or guest house.
She said, “I have a landlord. I am not the owner of the building. I was the first occupant of the plot. It was just only me on the plot and I paid N500,000 for the rent.
“The landlord was not informed before the demolition occurred. He called me during the demolition and asked if there was any notice and I told him there was none.
“He (the landlord) knows me and he knows I can’t do something of such nature.”
Yakubu said that her life has not been the same since the property was “illegally” pulled down.