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Ile arugbo court strikes out sarakis case against kwara govt (2)

Kwara State recovers Ile Arugbo land as court strikes out Saraki's case


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On Tuesday, Kwara State Government recovered court request to continue developing Ile Arugbo land in Ilorin after a court struck out the Bukola Saraki's case testing the government's take over in the land.

Equity Abiodun Adewara of the Ilorin High Court struck out Saraki's case for the "absence of persevering arraignment."

The appointed authority struck out the case after the appellants — Saraki's Asa Investment Ltd — again neglected to consider any observer to help their case that the decision land had a place with the firm said to be claimed by the late Olusola Saraki.

The Kwara State government had first recovered the Saraki family's land in December 2019. It proceeded to clear the ground in front of its utilization to develop another administration secretariat.

The public authority asserted the land initially had a place with general society however was disputably moved to a firm possessed by Saraki with no installment made to the public management or record gave for that reason.

The Saraki family thusly tested the public authority's choice by recording a legal dispute to keep land responsibility, guaranteeing they have reports to demonstrate accountability for the property.

Equity Adewara struck out the case after the litigants again neglected to call their observer or delicate archives to demonstrate land responsibility.


Prior on Monday, when the case came okay with hearing, Counsel to the petitioners Abdulazeez Ibrahim had advised the court that a joinder to the case, Alhaji Sanusi Babaeleku has out of nowhere passed on, prompting the court to strike out the name of the expired.

When the case continued on Tuesday, Ibrahim said they were supplanting Alhaji Babaeleku with one Alhaji Abubakar Oluwatoyin, a solicitation that the court conceded and then requested that they continue with their case by calling their different observers.

The guidance anyway said they were not set up to continue because their lead counsel Dr. Akin Onigbinde (SAN), who he guaranteed has the important records of continuing with the case, had recently lost his mom and was getting ready for the entombment.

Insight to the Kwara State Government Barrister Salman Jawondo anyway drew the court's consideration to what he called an intentional endeavor to postpone the conference and administration of the case after over one year of legal delaying, asking the court to excuse the case for absence of determined arraignment.

He referred to the petitioners' past failings to indict their case, a perception that the appointed authority said was legitimate and, in this way, struck out the case "for the absence of industrious arraignment by the inquirers."

Jawondo, in the interim, has said the public authority is eager to squeeze counter cases of responsibility for land against the Asa Investment Limited.

The court has deferred to 17 March 2021 to hear the counter cases.

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