Demolition notice landed me in hospital for five days - Yinka Ayefele

Demolition notice landed me in hospital for five days - Yinka Ayefele

- Respected artiste Yinka Ayefele has revealed that he was hospitaliszed after he received news that his music house would demolished

- He also disclosed how his wife went to beg Governor Ajimibi over the demolition

- Ayefele claimed he was on hospital bed from August 14 till August 18

Yinka Ayefele has disclosed that he was hospitalised for five days when he received the notice that his Music House building housing his Fresh FM in Ibadan would be demolished.

According to the artiste, he was on hospital bed from August 14 till August 18.

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Going further, Ayefele said his wife was at the home of Governor Abiola Ajimobi around 11pm on August 18 till about 4am on August 19, pleading with him not to demolish the building.

He said: “Immediately, I got this demolition notice last Monday, August 13, I started making moves on how we could overcome it. All I can see is the demolition taking place, after we had gone to court.

“They were served with the court processes on Thursday and the case was fixed for August 20 (yesterday). But before today, we saw that they had carried out what they said they were coming to do.

“On Saturday, my wife was with the governor of Oyo State. She was on her knees for almost five hours with the governor – it was around 11 p.m till 4a.m – in the governor’s house. I was on my hospital bed because I had been down since Tuesday that I got the demolition notice.

“I would have followed them to the governor’s house, but I couldn’t go because I was on the hospital bed. So, I asked my wife to go there and solicit on my behalf. My wife was with the governor for almost five hours.

“The governor said she should not worry, that everything would be resolved. As a matter of fact, the governor gave my wife $1,000 and two other people who followed her to the place. He told them everything was over. What we saw was the demolition on Sunday morning.

“I don’t know precisely what went wrong. What has been my offence to deserve this? I have close to 200 people who work with me here. All my labour, what I have laboured for, for over 20 years in pain, was just pulled down in minutes.

“So, I don’t know if there has been any way that I have wronged the government, I would have gone to beg or pray for forgiveness.”

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Oyo state government denied demolishing the music house of gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele, in Ibadan.

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NAIJ.com gathered that the state government, through its counsel, Yomi Alliyu, made the denial when he appeared before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the state high court, Ring Road, Ibadan, on Monday, August 20.

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