The Saraki family has made moves toward settling the issue of demolition of “Ile-Arugbo”, a property built by late Senate Olusola Saraki, out of Court.
The family of the late senator were said to have approached the Kwara State Government to reach an amicable settled of the dispute that has ensued since the demolition of the building of the late Senator’s Ile-Arugbo in January 2, 2020.
The government had demolished the building stating that it was built on a land portion which was originally meant to house the Kwara State Government Secretariat.
According to the government, there was no record showing the purchase of the property by the Late Senator Saraki who claimed to have bought it through his company, Asa Investment Limited.
The family, who felt wronged by the move and who charged the state government to court, has however written a letter to the Attorney General of Kwara State through their legal representative A.A. Ibraheem & Co, stating that they wish to explore the option suggested by the Judge – an alternative dispute resolution.
Content of the letter which was reported by The PUNCH NEWS reads;
“Pursuant to the advice and directive of the court on the above matter, that parties should explore settlement, our client has directed us to notify you of its disposition to explore settlement with a view to resolving the outstanding dispute between the parties in respect of the subject matter in contention.”
Recall that the Herald reported that Kwara state government has demolished the family property of Former Senate President Bukola Saraki in the state.
The property tagged as “Ile Arugbo” meaning an old person’s house built on land which ownership was recently revoked by the government was demolished on Thursday.
The Herald gathered that the government had earlier stated that it would build a secretariat on the site after it recovered it.
According to the reports, there were about 50 policemen on stand-by during the demolition process.