It saddens the heart to read this morning the breaking reportage of the unjustly and unholy demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Music House that houses his Fresh Fm radio station by the govt of Oyo state.
Today’s demonstration on the street of Ibadan indeed signposted and epitomized the height of callousness, disrespect to human dignity, mismanagement and gross abuse of absolute power, undermining of court integrity and authority, grave violation of fundamental human right and evil dispositions on the part of Gov. Abiola Ajumobi of the state of Oyo.
The State govt which demolished the #800million worth building on the basis of the fact that the building infringes the state housing and building plan laws, the aforestated grounds which reportedly warranted the demolition is what I found unsubstantiated, as the building has long been fixed for over decades, while all relevant documents are been assented to, whence, the state housing agency never felt otherwise, and the building received due approval of the state, hence, the payment of tenement rate by the ownership of the building way back, not even in the face of a court order, a sane mind would perceive the shenanigan on the part of the constituted authority of Oyo state.
Perhaps, the demolition has a political undertone as it could be glaringly perceived a politically motivated move, His excellency, Gov. Abiola Ajumobi needs to be reminded that one of the principles that beholds a radio station or a reporting house is the principle of independence!
My heart bleeds…. Black August! 19th.
With grave heart, I commiserate with Yinka Ayefele and other staffs of the music house.