Popular musician and CEO of Fresh FM 105.9 Yinka Ayefele has approached an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan seeking to stop the planned demolition.
His counsel, Mr Olayinka Bolanle, in an exparte motion, filed before the court, sought for an order of the court restraining the government from demolishing the property pending the determination of the suit.
Bolanle also stated that due process was followed in the construction of the structure while relevant approvals were obtained from the state’s departments and agencies associated with land and housing.
Justice I. Yerima, however, ordered the claimant to ensure service of the court process on the respondent and adjourned the case till Monday, August 20, 2018 for the hearing of the exparte motion.
The state government had marked the structure located on the Challenge, Lagos bye-pass for demolition for allegedly contravening the state ’s planning laws.
But Ayefele, in a statement on Wednesday said the the demolition was a witchhunt.