The Bauchi State authorities on Monday cleared the air on the alleged victimisation of the member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency within the Home of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, resulting in the demolition of his home at Outdated GRA, Bauchi.
The controversial constructing, situated at 7, Buba Yero Street, Outdated GRA, within the state capital, was on the first October 2021 demolished by officers of the state authorities, a growth Abdullahi claimed was on account of his political variations with the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.
Based on him, “The (demolition) was carried out as a result of I’m a member of APC. That’s the reason I’m handled that approach.”
Abdullahi knowledgeable that he purchased the land on which he constructed the demolished home from a former Head of Service within the state and subsequently adopted all obligatory procedures, together with registering it with the state Ministry of Lands, the place he paid the sum of N360,000.
Nonetheless, whereas briefing the press on the controversy trailing the demolition, the Particular Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mukhtar Mohammed Gidado, mentioned the property in rivalry was allotted to the Bauchi State Home of Meeting to function a visitor home on twenty third June 2014.
The governor’s media aide knowledgeable that the property was amongst these known as Commissioners Quarters exempted from authorities present coverage that allowed for a few of its residential homes to be bought to their occupants on an owner-occupier foundation topic to the governor’s approval.
He mentioned regardless of being exempted from being bought on the owner-occupier foundation, the then Commissioner for Works, Land and Housing underneath the previous administration, Abubakar Tatari Ali, allotted the home to himself utilizing the fictional title of 1 Mohammed Kabir of Danjuma Goje Avenue, Bauchi.
“The home was later bought to Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, the member representing Bauchi Native Authorities on the Home of Representatives at the price of 9 million Naira (N9,000,000.00),” Gidado knowledgeable.
He knowledgeable that regardless of the violation of the present coverage, there was no report both within the state treasury or Ministry of Housing to indicate that the N9 million was paid into authorities coffers, whereas the entire strategy of the purported sale of the home didn’t observe due course of.
“Following the purported sale of the home to Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, the State Home of Meeting wrote to tell the Authorities on 28/10/2019 concerning the growth for the reason that home had earlier been allotted to them to function a Visitor Home.
“Consequently, the Authorities formally requested Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi to offer documentary proof of the sale of the home to him, which as much as this second, he has not obliged the State Authorities with the paperwork.
“The State Judiciary had additionally on seventeenth February 2021 wrote to tell the Authorities that the home was getting used as a hideout by prison components. These prison components have been terrorizing the residents of the neighbouring homes.
“Upon receipt of the reviews of the State Home of the Meeting and the Judiciary, Authorities directed its related businesses to analyze the matter. In the midst of the investigation, it was found that Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi had demolished the primary constructing of the property and commenced development of a brand new construction on the website.
“A Discover of Revocation was served on Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi on twenty first and twenty third September 2021 in respect of the Certificates of Occupancy fraudulently granting him possession of the property by the then Commissioner of Works, Land and Housing, Abubakar Tatari Ali. The Revocation Discover was duly acknowledged.
“Regardless of the revocation order, Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi continued with the development work on the positioning. Consequently, the State Growth Board marked the constructing for ‘’Cease Work Order” on twenty seventh September 2021 which he flagrantly refused to conform,” Gidado defined.
He mentioned the Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG) led a crew of presidency officers to the positioning on twenty ninth September 2021 to verify the event.
“Upon reaching the positioning, the crew confirmed the development work and was confronted by one Ibrahim In the past who threatened hearth and brimstone, insulted and threatened the officers.”
Based on the SSA, the state of affairs led to an emergency safety committee assembly, chaired by the SSG, who briefed the assembly, on the event.
In attendance on the assembly, in keeping with Gidado, have been the Commissioner of Police; the Commander 33 Artillery Brigade; Director DSS; Commandant Nationwide Safety and Civil Defence Corps; Lawyer-Basic and Commissioner for Justice; Commissioner for Land and Survey; Commissioner for Works and Transport and the Particular Adviser on Safety.
He mentioned the assembly resolved that the state police command consequently, it was resolved ought to present safety back-up for the demolition train, whereas the Commissioner for Justice ought to present the safety Service Chiefs within the state with the copies of the related paperwork regarding the case and to file prison complaints towards the mentioned Ibrahim In the past.
‘In compliance with the decision of the safety committee, a crew was despatched by the State Authorities on 30/9/2021 to demolish the unlawful construction.
“On reaching the positioning, the crew was confronted by thugs employed by Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi and led by the mentioned Ibrahim In the past. The thugs fired on the crew who needed to withdraw to keep away from casualty.
“On 1st October 2021, the Authorities once more lodged a grievance to the police on the presence and actions of closely armed hoodlums on the website proper behind the Authorities Home. Later that night the unlawful construction was demolished by the State Authorities,” Gidado revealed.
He then assured that the state authorities is “as much as its accountability of guaranteeing security, safety and adherence to the rule of regulation”.
Gidado, nevertheless, warned that authorities wouldn’t permit anyone, irrespective of how extremely positioned to compromise its commonplace, declaring that, “those who search to dare the Authorities achieve this at their very own peril.”
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