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Court summons Oyo government over deaf varsity land

By Muyiwa Adeyemi, Ibadan
08 May 2019   |   3:29 am
An Oyo State High Court yesterday summoned officials of the state government to appear before it on May 14, this year, over a landed property allegedly belonged to the Association for the Deaf in Ibadan. Christian Mission for the Deaf had set the controversial landed property aside for the construction of a university to be…

[File] The Governor of the host state, Abiola Ajimobi .<br />Photo: Twitter/AAAjimobi

An Oyo State High Court yesterday summoned officials of the state government to appear before it on May 14, this year, over a landed property allegedly belonged to the Association for the Deaf in Ibadan.

Christian Mission for the Deaf had set the controversial landed property aside for the construction of a university to be known as Deaf University, to cater for the educational needs of the deaf.

But the state government was alleged to have commenced construction on the said 39-acre land, which members of the association of the deaf alleged it was forcefully taken from them.

The association urged the court for an order for Governor Abiola Ajimobi to maintain status quo pending the determination of the motion for interlocutory injunction filed before the court.