Kwara State government today demolished family property belonging to a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki popularly known as Ile Arugbo (old people’s home) in Ilorin.
The property was demolished after the police dispersed protesters, including old women.
Policemen, numbering about fifty were said to have gone to enforce the action at about 3:00 am but were initially resisted by some of the old women.
The policemen later returned one hour later when the structure was eventually pulled down.
The structure was used as a venue for political meetings when the Saraki family took charge of the Kwara state government.
Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had earlier in December 2019 announced his decision to revoke the late Olusola Saraki’s property owing to alleged illegality in its acquisition.
He said the land was originally designated for the construction of a secretariat and parking lot of the civil service clinic.
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki countered the statement, pointing out that his late father lawfully acquired the land from the state government.