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Court Restrains Edo Govt From Demolishing Tony Kabaka’s Building

  • youths begs Obaseki to forgive Kabaka for his utterances
  • Kabaka begs government not to demolish his buildings

Justice Dan Okungbowa has restrained the Edo State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development from demolishing or altering T Latifah hotel pending the determination of the court.

The hotel is located at Ugbor, GRA area of the state.

Tony Kabaka
Tony Kabaka

The court also restrained the State Commissioner of Police, Edo State Government and Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice from demolishing the property belonging to Tony Adun, popularly known as Tony Kabaka, a former aide to the former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole.

The court gave the directive after Kababa filed a suit with no. B/151c/05/2019 dragging the state government to court over the planned demolition.

Youths Beg Obaseki To Forgive Kabaka

Meanwhile, Nigerian Tribune reports that Kabaka’s apologists have begged Godwin Obaseki to forgive him over his utterances and rescind the proposed demolition of his hotel.

The youths joined Kabaka at the hotel at about 9 am on Wednesday to appeal.

Kababa was reportedly at the venue but visibly unsettled.

One of the youths, Mr Charles Uyiekpen who hailed from Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area begged the governor to forgive the embattled Kabaka no matter his offence.

“A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.” 

― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot

He begged that Kababa won’t be the only one affected by the demolition but many youths who will be rendered jobless with the action.

“I came all the way from Ikpoba-Okha Local Government when I heard of the news to sympathize with him.

“He is a lovely man, he is good to everybody and he is helping us to take care of even youths at Ikpoba-Okha Local Government.

“When you see him, he is a good person. I do not politics but because he is a very kind brother to us and that was why we came out.

“He was surprised to see us this morning that we came from Ikpoba-Okha to come and stay with him.

“All we are saying is that the governor should please, because if he does anything to this compound, is going to affect all the youths in Edo State, including the workers.

“It is going to affect all the youths in Edo State because he gives alms to all.

“He is my younger brother. That is why I am here. I am begging the state governor to please, assist him and allow the house to remain.

“Have mercy, no matter what he has done, he should have mercy on Tony Kabaka. He is a very good man”, he pleaded.

Temper Justice With Mercy – Tony Kabaka Begs

Continuously, the embattled Kababa pleaded with the state government to temper justice with mercy.

He disclosed that his property has Certificate of Occupancy, adding that the court has already issued an injunction restraining the government from demolishing the building.

“You see, this is my deal of transfer that I used to buy the property. This is the signature, this the Oba’s approval. You see, it is not today, this is the signature of the Surveyor-General of the state. So, you can see he signed it himself”, Adun said

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