Oyo state government has started demolition of popular gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele’s 800 million Naira music house, housing Fresh FM radio station, in Ibadan, Oyo state.
There was a week of rancour between the management and the oyo state government over the week after a notice was served to the effect of demolition.
According to the Oyo State government, the structure contravenes the physical planning laws of the state.
Music House is said to be “structurally defective/poses danger or constitutes a nuisance to the occupier or the general public”.
The notice served by the government expired on Wednesday and the demolition is slated for Thursday.
According to Toye Arulogun, Oyo commissioner for information, culture and tourism, the management of Music House violated the originally approved building plan.
He said contravention notices were served to all radio stations in the state in 2017. He said Music House ignored its request for an application for a new building plan.
Arulogun said the state government had also received petitions in regards to three accidents that took place around Music House.
Reacting to the proposed demolition exercise, Ayefele in a statement said the construction of Music House followed due process.
Reacting, Ayefele said the state government is acting based on the prompting of some politicians he had sung against.
He said, at last my pains, “my sweat demolished by Ajimobi. God will fight for me” He said
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