Ile Arugbo; Saraki and Kwara Government has finally agree to settle out of court.
Kwara state government and late Dr Olusola Saraki’s family has finally come to term to settled of court.
On January 2nd the Kwara state government demolished the property of Saraki’s family house popularly known as Ile Arugbo at the Ilofa Road, GRA Ilorin.
According to Ibrahim, the court has advised the two parties to explore settlement of the case out of court in the best interest of peace in the state.
Ibrahim: “On January 15th, your lordship conscientiously advised parties to explore settlement of the case out of court in the interest of peace in this state of harmony. He said.
“Consequent upon that we as counsel to the claimant had to persuade our client and after thorough discussions our client instructed us to write a letter to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the state of our readiness to meet with him. And we served the 20th January, 2020.
“Consequently, this morning in this court, we were served with a letter dated January 23rd, 2020 from the Kwara state Ministry of Justice. In the letter we are invited for a meeting slated for 27th January, 2020.
“We want to explore the opportunity this court has afforded. We therefore, submit that an adjournment is imminent and
“In tandem with the tenet of the said letter, we have invited the claimant for a meeting on Monday next week for out-of-court settlement of the case.” Mr. Bello added.
He aligned with the claimant’s counsel application for adjournment. Counsel to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Aderemi Ajibola said “we shall not be opposing to the adjournment sought by the claimant’s counsel.”
Said he: “This court is particularly impressed by the parties for the steps taken to settle out of court; they are therefore enjoined to engage in meaningful discussions that will lead to the resolution of the case out of court. I will the parties well in their deliberation.
“With the concurrence of the learned counsel, this case is adjourned to March 2nd for the report of out-of-court settlement.”