Ile Arugbo demolition: Court fixes date for report of settlement

A High Court sitting in Ilorin has fixed March 2 for a report of settlement by all parties in the Ile Arugbo demolition crisis in the interest of peace and justice.
Justice Abiodun Adebara, while fixing the date, held that the parties’ of willingness for settlement was impressive.
Adebara expressed hope that the time allotted would be enough for all parties to engage in meaningful discussions and settle amicably.
Counsel to the claimant, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, had earlier announced his client’s agreement to settle out of court following the judge’s advice that all parties should meet for settlement in the interest of peace in the state.
Ibrahim maintained that a letter had been sent to the Ministry of Justice to that effect and a reply had been received for a meeting scheduled for January 27.
In a response, counsel from the Ministry of Justice, Director Civil Litigation, A.M. Bello, confirmed that a meeting had been scheduled for all parties to create an avenue to solve the case out of court.
Similarly, counsel to the Kwara State Police Command, Aderemi Ajibola, also confirmed the summon.
Ajibola said the command would not oppose out of court settlement.
NAN reports that the case was about the Kwara State Government’s demolition of Ile-Arugbo building on January 2, 2020, a structure that was allegedly illegally acquired by ASA Investment Limited.