Sarakis win first round as court tells Kwara to stay away from ‘Ile Arugbo’

The Sarakis seem to have won the first round of the legal battle with Kwara State government after the court ordered the state to stay away from the family’s property, ‘Ile Arugbo’.

After the demolition of ‘Ile Arugbo’ on January 2, the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin ordered the state government to suspend further actions on the late Olusola Saraki’s property on Monday, January 6.

The news is coming after the state government promised to erect a new secretariat on the late Saraki’s property after its demolition.

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The court granted an ex-parte injunction restraining the government from further action.

Oyinkansola Saraki
Oyinkansola Saraki reacts to the demolition of her late father’s house in Kwara state.

In clear terms, the court said the state government should not go near the land, “either to construct or do anything on the land pending the determination of the motion on notice.”

One of the family’s lawyers, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, according to TheNation, said the order is yet to be served on the parties concerned “because the injunction was secured almost at the close of work on Monday.”

Kwara State Government confirmed on Monday night that it is yet to receive the order.

Meanwhile, the Sarakis led by the ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Gbemisola Saraki, and Oyinkansola Saraki has condemned the action by the state government.

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