Popular Nigerian music producer and gospel singer Yinka Ayefele has sued the Oyo State Government over its planned demolition of his Music House, a structure housing his radio station, Fresh FM.
According to reports, the state government has marked the structure located on the Challenge Toll-Gate road, Ibadan for allegedly contravening the state’s planning law which will lead to the demolition of the building.
However, the singer has approached an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan in a bid to stop the planned demolition adding that the demolition notice was a witch-hunt.
Speaking in court, Olayinka Bolanle, Ayefele’s counsel, in an ex-parte motion filed before the court, required for an order of the court restraining the state government from demolishing the property pending the determination of the suit.
Bolanle also noted that due process was followed in the construction of the structure while relevant approvals were obtained from the state’s departments and agencies associated with land and housing.
Justice Iyabo Yerima, however, ordered the claimant to ensure service of the court process on the respondent and adjourned the case till Monday for the hearing of the ex-parte motion.