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‘My pain, my sweat’ — Yinka Ayefele laments demolition of radio station


Yinka Ayefele, gospel singer, has lamented the demolition of Music House, home to his Fresh FM radio station.
The singer described the building as his “pain” and “sweat”.
“Oyo state government did at last,” he wrote on Instagram, sharing a picture of the demolished building. “My pain my sweat..so help me God.”
The Oyo government on Sunday demolished the structure located on the Challenge-Toll Gate road.
Bulldozers and government officials moved in at about 4:30am to commence the demolition exercise.
The building was said to have contravened the state’s planning laws.
Ayefele had approached an Oyo state high court sitting in Ibadan seeking to stop the planned demolition.
His counsel, Olayinka Bolanle, in an exparte motion, filed before the court, sought for an order of the court restraining the state government from demolishing the property pending the determination of the suit.
Bolanle said due process was followed in the construction of the structure while relevant approvals were obtained from the state’s departments and agencies associated with land and housing.
Justice I Yerima ordered the claimant to ensure service of the court process on the respondent and adjourned the case till Monday for the hearing of the exparte motion.
The musician has alleged that the demolition of the Music House is politically-motivated.
He said the necessary building permits were obtained from the state government for the construction of the building.


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