Ile-Arugbo Demolition: Saraki seeks out of court settlement

Following the imbroglio that greeted the demolition of Ile-Arugbo, the family of the Second Republic Senate Leader, Olusola Saraki, has sought an out-of-court-settlement with the Kwara State Government over the demolition of a property acquired by the late politician through his Asa Investment Limited.

This is coming ahead of the Friday resumed hearing on the matter, and in response to the advice offered by the presiding judge of the Kwara State High Court, Abiodun Adebara, at the last sitting.

This was disclosed in a letter written by Asa Investment Limited’s counsel, Ayodeji Ibrahim, and addressed to the Kwara State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Salman Jawondo, seeking an amicable resolution of the matter. The letter was dated January 20, 2020.

The State High Court in Ilorin on January 15 had advised all parties in the matter to explore all avenues for an out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice.

The letter to the state government reads in part: “Pursuant to the advice and directive of the court on the above matter that parties should explore settlement, our client has directed us to notify you of its disposition to explore settlement with the view to resolve the outstanding dispute between parties in respect of the subject matter in contention.

“Consequently, we hereby request that you should use your good office as the chief law officer of the state to make the necessary arrangement as to time and venue where parties can meet and discuss.”

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