A Kwara State High Court has fixed January 15, 2020 for hearing a suit filed by Asa Investments Limited on the ownership claim of Ile Arugbo land.
The land, the plaintiff claims, belonged to late Olusola Saraki.
Kwara State government had earlier demolished the old people’s home, and possessed the land for the purpose of situating a new Secretariat.
Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq; Kwara State House of Assembly; Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice; Director General, Kwara Bureau of Lands; and the Inspector General of Police are the defendants in the suit.
The court ordered a halt to further demolition activities on the land by the defendants or anyone acting on their behalf.
“Upon a motion Ex- Parte and the supporting affidavit dated and filed on 2nd day of January, 2020. After listening to Mr A.A Ibrahim, counsel to the claimant/ applicant and after a careful perusal of 25 paragraphs affidavits and the attached exhibits in support of the motion ex- parte, it is hereby ordered that:
“The defendants either by themselves, their officers, servants, agents, privies, or successor in title or any person howsoever claiming in trust for the defendants are hereby restrained from further demolishing or further destroying the alleged property of the claimant/applicant known and described as plots 1, 3 and 5 with TPS/MISC.129A and survey plan No.KWSH927 and Land/G1071 situate, lying and being beside Civil Service Clinic, along Ilofa road, G.R.A, Ilorin, Kwara state on which the claimant has a building popularly known as Ile Arugbo( Old People’s Home), the subject matter of the substantive suit pending the hearing and determination of motion on notice.
“The motion on notice is hereby scheduled for hearing against Wednesday 15-01- 2020. Application granted in part as per the above orders. Given at Ilorin under the seal of the court and the hand of the presiding Judge this 6th day of January, 2020,” the court ordered.