The Oyo State government have in the early hours of today sunday, demolished the music house of legendary Nigerian musician Yinka Ayefele worth over N800M in ibadan.
Acting on their last weeks warning notice, the state goverment came with buldozers this and brought down the structure.
The state government had, last week, issued a demolition notice, which the legendary musician and broadcaster said was politically motivated.
But despite his claims and protest from the masses the government still demolished the building.
The notice which was served to Ayefele read, “Having failed to comply with the earlier stop work/quit/ contravention notice (s) served on your development or as your structure is found to be structurally defective/poses danger or constitutes a nuisance to the occupier or the general public, you are hereby ordered to vacate the site and remove the structure thereon within three days, failure of which the government shall effect the removal and commence legal action against you in accordance with Section 43 of the law.”
Reacting to the notice through his PRO, David Ajiboye; Ayefele said:
“We don’t see it as a threat; instead we see it as a challenge because the planned demolition of the music house is politically motivated, claminng that when governor visited the studio in 2016, he said people told him to demolish the building because Ayefele was not in his camp.
The building was approved in June 2008 as a business premise; that is over 10 years ago, and the organisation passed all required tests to erect the building on its current site and wondered why the government wants to demolish the building”.
While reacting to the demolishing saga on instagram a few hours ago, the singer obvoiusly in a sad mood wrote;
“Oyo state government did at last…..my pain my sweat…so help me God”
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