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Ile-Arugbo: Court Asks Parties To Withdraw Litigation, To Settle Out-Of-Court

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Ile-Arugbo: Court Asks Parties To Withdraw Litigation, To Settle Out-Of-Court

Ile-Arugbo: Court Asks Parties To Withdraw Litigation, To Settle Out-Of-Court

A High Court sitting in Ilorin has implored all parties in the Ile-Arugbo demolition suit to explore other options in resolving the issue instead of instituting legal actions.

Justice Abiodun Adebara who gave the admonition while addressing the parties in the case, said they should explore the possibility of an out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice.

Ile-Arugbo (old people’s home) belonging to ASA Investment Limited was demolished on Jan. 2, 2020.

Adebara also ordered that a notice of summons be pasted on the Police Headquarters’ notice board and the office of the State Commissioner of Police for him to appear in court on the next hearing.

He, however, adjourned the case until Jan. 24, for a hearing of pending applications and interim injunction.

Earlier, Counsel to the claimant, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, SAN, made asked the court to give an interim order for another injunction.

Ibrahim argued that an interim injunction can be extended within seven days of making the order.

”We are ready for settlement as advised and would make some approach.

“We are peace-loving people so, we will explore all possible opportunities for settlement,” he said.

Also, counsel to the state government, Salman Jawando, SAN, said: “We are ready if the parties involved show interest. The settlement will be in the interest of Kwara.”

(NAN)

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