Since the demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s music house in Ibadan, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State hasn’t reacted.
He has now reacted to the demolition in an interview with BBC Yoruba, where he said the building plans goes against the law.
The Governor said:
‘about the house they said we demolished, Ayefele didn’t obey the law and people came with sentiments that he’s on a wheelchair and employs people, so what? Even armed robbers employ people. The law must be upheld at all times’.
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Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi contradicts his lawyer, justifies the demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s N800m music house Speaking in an interview with BBC Yoruba, the governor said “‘about the house they said we demolished, Ayefele didn’t obey the law and people came with sentiments that he’s on a wheelchair and employs people, so what? Even armed robbers employ people. The law must be upheld at all times”.
Recall Yinka Ayefele, had disclosed that Abiola Ajimobi gave his wife the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) and assured that he will not demolish the building.
Ayefele made the revelations while reading his press statement titled “Governor Ajimobi and the Sunday breakfast disaster”, at a press conference held at the demolished building on Monday evening.
He disclosed that his wife during a visit to the governor on Saturday was on her knees begging the governor for several hours not to demolish the building, adding that he was surprised that the building was demolished despite the Governor’s assurance to the wife.
The Juju musician, who was in tears as he gave the narrative, insisted that contrary to the claim of the Oyo State government that the building contravened town planning law, he has necessary papers for the building housing his radio station, Fresh FM 105.9.
Ayefele in an emotion-laden speech, revealed that his wife was in Ajimobi’s house to beg the Governor not to demolish the building, and that the Governor promised to look into the matter.
Ayefele, who said he would have followed his wife to beg the governor if not for the fact that he was on hospital bed on Saturday, revealed that the governor even gave his wife the sum of $1,000 when she was leaving his (Ajimobi) house. He, however, said he was surprised that the state government went ahead to demolish the building few hours later.