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Demolition of Saraki’s Ile-Arugbo: Parties agree to settle out of court


Following the demolition of Saraki’s family property, popularly known as Ile-Arugbo (old people’s home) in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, all the parties concerned have agreed to settle out of court.

During the hearing of the case at the State High Court, yesterday, Counsel to both parties told the presiding Judge, Justice Abiodun Adewara, that all the parties had agreed to an out-of-court settlement and fixed a meeting for January 27 on how to find an amicable resolution.

In his ruling, Justice Adewara commended both sides and wished them well in the effort to settle the matter devoid of acrimony.

He then adjourned the case until March 2, this year, for the report on the settlement.

The state government had on January 2, this year, demolished Ile-Arugbo, built by the late former senate leader, Dr. Olusola Saraki, on a land portion said to be originally meant for the building of the state secretariat.

Family of the late Oloye dragged the state government to court over the action.

Justice Adewara, however, admonished the parties to give peace a chance and discuss for an amicable resolution of the dispute brewing from the demolition of the property.

In response to this, the Saraki family sought an out-of-court-settlement with the state government.

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