Despite the protests by staff and fans of Yinka Ayefele, Oyo State government has demolished a property belonging to popular singer.
The popular Fresh FM and Ayefele’s music studio in Ibadan was demolished in the early hours of Sunday, 19 August 2018
The state government had marked the structure located on the Challenge-Toll Gate road for demolition for allegedly contravening the state ’s planning laws.The property which is estimated over N800m.
In an interview with Punch, Ayefele said that the demolition of the edifice is politically motivated;
Ayefele who posted the photos from the demolition on his IG page wrote ”Oyo state government did at last…..my pain my sweat..so help me God
In a notice sent to Ayefele by Oyo state Government read as;
Re ”Having failed to comply with the earlier stop work/quit/ contravention notice (s) served on your development or as your structure is found to be structurally defective/poses danger or constitutes a nuisance to the occupier or the general public, you are hereby ordered to vacate the site and remove the structure thereon within three days, failure of which the government shall effect the removal and commence legal action against you in accordance with Section 43 of the law.”
“an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants/respondents whether by themselves, their servants, agents, privies or any person acting pursuant to the instruction of the defendants/respondents from demolishing or attempting to demolish the property of the claimants/applicants lying, being and situate at Plot 11A and 11B along link Ring Road, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibadan, Oyo State, or in any manner proceeding to enforce the notice of demolition dated August 13, 2018 with reference No. TF20181308/002, issued by the defendants/respondents pending the determination of the substantive suit already filed.”