PHOTOS: Saraki’s ‘Ancestral’ Home Demolished By Kwara Government
The Kwara State Government has demolished a property belonging to the family of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, situated in Ilorin the capital of the state.
This came after the state government announced that it had taken over the land which it said the Saraki family acquired without paying for it.
The property which is known as “Ile Arugbo” was sitting on an expanse of land in a choice area in Ilorin.
The building was demolished on Thursday after security operatives dispersed some protesters who attempted to stop the demolition.
Kwara State Govenror, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had last month announced his plans to revoke Saraki family’s ownership of the land for alleged illegal acquisition.
AbdulRazaq said the land was originally designated for the construction of a secretariat and parking lot of the civil service clinic
But Saraki countered the governor’s claim and accused him of being vindictive.
“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.