JUST IN: Kwara Gov’t Demolishes Saraki’s ‘Political Home’

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

The demolition was carried out early Thursday after security operatives dispersed protesters, including aged women within the complex.

It was gathered that the demolition was planned for midnight to avoid a clash with Saraki’s loyalists who had been keeping a vigil in the area.

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Recall that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had in December announced his decision to revoke the late Olusola Saraki’s property owing to alleged illegality in its acquisition.

According to him, the original plan of the land was for the construction of a secretariat and parking lot of the civil service clinic but was unlawfully allocated to a private firm — Asa Investments Limited belonging to the late politician without any record of payment to the state government.

But former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, countered the governor, saying his late father lawfully acquired the land from the state government.

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“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.

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