Ile-Arugbo demolition: Judge urges parties to explore out of court settlement

A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State on Wednesday advised all parties in Ile-Arugbo demolition to explore all avenues of out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice.

Justice Abiodun Adebara gave the advice while addressing counsel and parties in the case.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ile-Arugbo building, demolished on January 2, belonged to ASA Investment Limited believed to be owned by the Second Republic Senate Leader, Olusola Saraki.

Mr Adebara ordered that a notice of summons be pasted on the Police Headquarters board and state Commissioner of Police office for him to appear in court on the next hearing.

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He however adjourned the case until January 24, for hearing of pending applications and interim injunction.

Earlier, Counsel to the claimant, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, SAN, made an attempt for the court to give an interim order for another injunction.

Mr Ibrahim argued that interim injunctions can be extended within seven days of making the order.

“We are ready for settlement as advised and would make some approach.

“We are a peace loving people so, we will explore all possible opportunities for settlement.” he said.

Also, counsel to the state government, Salman Jawando, SAN, said: “we are ready if the parties involved show interest. Settlement will be in the interest of Kwara.”