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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ayefele’s Building Demolition: We Followed Due Process, Says Oyo

The Oyo State Government on Monday said the decision to pull down part of the Music House which belonged to Yinka Ayefele was not political, stressing that the building, which housed a radio station, Fresh FM, and valued at N800m, violated the physical planning law of the state.

At a press conference addressed by the Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Physical Planning and Development Control, Waheed Gbadamosi, the government said Ayefele failed to regularise the structural planning document for the building.

He added that due process was followed in the demolition of the Music House on Sunday.


Gbadamosi said, “On June 14, 2017, requests for approval were sent to Music House and 22 other radio stations in Oyo State. On August 18, 2017, a reminder letter was sent to Music House and the letter was received by Adebisi Akinkunmi. The action of the state government is not a witch-hunt. We even reported the radio stations to the National Broadcasting Commission.

“We also wrote to the Central Bank of Nigeria on some banks contravening the Oyo State Physical Planning and Development Control Law. Music House submitted a building plan on June 14, 2018, which necessitated the joint inspection visit we carried out on June 25, 2018. It was discovered that it was meant to be an office complex and not a radio station, among some other infractions.”

He added that the building blocked residents of an estate behind it from having a clear view of the main road and that the demolition was as a result of non-compliance to the letters written to the radio station.

Gbadamosi also warned that unless the government’s directive was carried out by Ayefele, the reconstruction of the demolished part of the building would not be allowed.

4 comments:

  1. Thought they said they don't know anything about it

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  2. Liar. I used to live behind there, it does not disturb the estate

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