A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has advised
all parties in the Ile Arugbo demolition case to explore all avenues of
out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice.
The late Olusola Saraki’s property in Ilorin, popularly
called Ile Arugbo, was demolished on January 2 and reclaimed by the state
government which said a new secretariat would be constructed on the site.
Justice Abiodun Adebara advised the counsels on Wednesday
to seek settlement outside the courtroom.
The judge ordered that a notice of summons be pasted on
the Police Headquarters board and Commissioner of Police’s office for him to
appear in court on the next hearing.
He, however, adjourned the case until January 24, for
hearing of pending applications and interim injunction.
Both counsels, Abdulazeez Ibrahim (for the claimant) and
Salman Jawando (for Kwara government) stated their readiness to settle out of
“We are ready if the parties involved show interest. Settlement will be in the interest of Kwara,” Mr Jawando said.