The Kwara State Government has stated Why Saraki’s house was demolished. On Thursday, State Communications Commissioner Murtala Olanrewaju said the demolition was carried out early in the morning to prevent unnecessary conflict.
The demolition is the physical reclamation of the plot of land originally allocated for the development of the civil service clinic in Ilorin, according to the state government.
“The reclamation exercise began in the early hours of Thursday to avoid any needless confrontation. Attempts by some persons to provoke government’s agents on lawful duty were resisted by the security agents who exercised the highest level of restraint and professionalism.
“Contrary to the claim that the State Government was served court papers on the matter, we state that no court paper has been served as at the time the government took steps to preserve what lawfully belongs to the people.
“Finally, we urge the people of the state to remain calm, peaceful and be guided only by facts of the matter and not be drawn into an emotional outburst that is targeted at distracting the public from the issues at stake. While the administration is focused on restoring sanity to the state after years of barefaced impunity, we will do so within the limit of the law,”
According to Channels tv
Before the demolition, the Saraki family house was used as a venue for political meetings when the Kwara government was held by the Saraki family.
Police officers, numbering about 50 were said to have gone around 3:00 am to enforce the action, but some of the old women initially resisted it.
When the structure was evidently pulled down, the security agents later returned at 4:00 am.
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