Oyo commissioner denies involvement in demolition of Yinka Ayefele's building

Oyo commissioner denies involvement in demolition of Yinka Ayefele's building

- Toye Arulogun, the Oyo state commissioner for information, says he has no hands in the demolition of Music House

- Music House, which housed Yinka Ayefele's Fresh FM, was demolished on Sunday, August 19

- The popular musician had alleged that Arulogun was behind the demolition

The Oyo state commissioner for information, Toye Arulogun, has denied allegation that he was responsible for the demolition of Music House, a building owned by popular musician, Yinka Ayefele.

Recall that the building, which also housed Ayefele's radio station, Fresh FM, was demolished by the state government on Sunday, August 19.

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Premium Times reports that according to Arulogun, the action was taken by the state government and town planning authorities in the state.

NAIJ.com gathers that while speaking on the demolition, Ayefele said: “My special appreciation goes to Toyin Arulogun, the state commissioner for information. He was the one who started the case and the one who finished it."

Reacting to the allegation, the commissioner said: “The question is, can I influence the decision of the executive, that of government agencies and that of the state government as a whole?”

According to Arulogun, the state government would formally address journalists on its stance on the demolition on Monday, August 20.

Oyo commissioner denies involvement in demolition of Yinka Ayefele's building

Yinka Ayefele's Music House was demolished on Sunday, August 19. Photo credit; Twinkle News.

Speaking with fans on Sunday evening on a programme on the radio station, which commenced online transmission after the demolition, Ayefele pleaded with them to keep calm and not resort to violence.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that tears flowed freely on the cheeks of residents of Challenge in Ibadan as Oyo state government in the early hours of Sunday, August 19, carried out its threat to demolish the Music House belonging to the music maestro, Yinka Ayefele.

The demolished house also provide accommodation for Fresh FM located at Lagos-Ibadan bypass in Challenge area of Ibadan.

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Source: Naija.ng

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