The Edo State Government has demolished T. Latifa Hotel owned by Mr. Tony Adun popularly known as Kabaka, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the federal government, the property was demolished as a result of it violated constructing legal guidelines.
The resort constructing which sits throughout a highway within the Ugbor-Amagba axis of Oredo Local Government Area of the State was decreased to rubbles at midday on Wednesday, after an injunction secured by Mr. Adun towards the train was vacated by the state authorities.
Prior to its demolition, the federal government had earmarked the construction and others for demolition, stating that they had been unlawful.
According to court docket papers filed by the Solicitor General of Edo State, Oluwole Iyamu SAN, the deeds of the switch being paraded by Mr. Adun can also be not registered with the state authorities.
‘This demolition has no political undertone’
Speaking on the demolition train, the media aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Mr Crusoe Osagie mentioned the train is just not a one-off has and has no political undertones.
“It is just one of the many removals of illegal properties either sitting on the right of way, laying on flood paths or violating one building code or the other in the state,” Mr Crusoe said.
The governor’s media aide revealed that the demolition course of has been ongoing since a few yr and a half in the past; including that the train is an ongoing one that can proceed.
Mr Crusoe mentioned the resort constructing which was demolished is just not a one-off, stressing that it was one of many buildings penciled for demolition by the Edo State Ministry of Physical Planning.
As far as Mr Crusoe is worried, Nigerians will all the time declare that each authorities transfer has a political undertone, even when the undertaking is in the most effective curiosity of the folks.
He additionally said that there was a delay within the execution of the train as a result of a few of the house owners of the constructing earmarked had gone to numerous courts looking for regress and as such the federal government had to make sure that the legislation takes its due course.
The spokesman additional revealed that a part of the explanations for the delay was to make sure that the problems raised by the people involved had been duly taken care of legally earlier than demolition was carried out.