Popular musician, Yinka Ayefele, has reacted to the demolition of a part of his Music House building, located around Challenge area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday.
The Music House, which houses the musician’s popular radio station, Fresh FM, was demolished in the early hours of Sunday.
The location of the building has generated controversies in recent weeks, with the Oyo State Government alleging that it contravenes urban and physical planning laws of the state.
The government said the building violated the originally approved building plan because it is “structurally defective (and) poses danger or constitutes a nuisance to the occupier or the general public.”
Toye Arulogun, Oyo State Commissioner for Information, said the state government had also received petitions detailing about three accidents that took place around the building.
The government had served the management of the building a notice of demolition which expired August 15.
On Sunday, PREMIUM TIMES reported how the demolition exercise began around 6 a.m., according to residents of the area. A staff and presenter of the radio station also confirmed the development to this newspaper.
Our reporter observed that the station, which went off air shortly after the demolition exercise began, soon came back on air.
The Music House is said to be valued at N800 million.
Reacting to the demolition exercise Sunday morning, Mr Ayefele took to his verified Facebook page to lament the incident.
In a terse message, the musician who arrived the scene of the demolition shortly after the exercise began, wrote: “Oyo state government did at last……my pains my sweat ….So help me God.”
The Oyo State Government is yet to comment on the incident as at press time Sunday morning.
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