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I didn’t acquire building illegally – Lawmaker tackles Bauchi govt over demolition

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Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, a member of the Home of Representatives, has denied claims by the Bauchi State Authorities that building work on his constructing is illegitimate.

Officers of the state authorities had within the earlier hours of 1st October demolished the constructing positioned at No. 7 Buba Yero Street, Previous GRA, Bauchi, and later claimed that the property was illegally acquired by the lawmaker because the constructing was initially allotted to the state Home of Meeting to function its visitor’s home.

Reacting to the federal government declare on the constructing, Abdullahi, who represents Bauchi Federal Constituency within the Home of Representatives, instructed journalists in Bauchi via considered one of his aides, Ukkasha Hamza Rahama, that he legally acquired the property from its former proprietor and a deed of task duly ready and registered after Bauchi State authorities permitted the consent to assign the property to him and Certificates of Occupancy have been issued to him.

In line with him, “The constructing building on the property coated by Certificates of Occupancy No. BA/39705 was not an unlawful building.

“The Bauchi State authorities granted approval to Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi to erect the buildings and in step with the Bauchi State Authorities approval that Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi commenced building on his plot of land at No. 7 Buba Yero Street, Previous GRA, Bauchi.”

He alleged that in demolishing the constructing, the state authorities violated all laid down guidelines and laws with none recourse to the laid down strategy of finishing up such demolition, declaring that, “the demolition was carried out late within the night time.”

The lawmaker’s aide stated the federal government motion got here after it collected an enormous sum of cash from Abdullahi, alleging that the problem raised by the federal government is because of political variations, declaring that the lawmaker lawfully acquired the property.

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“Having collected an enormous sum of cash from Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, Bauchi State authorities is now elevating points on the property simply due to political variations with him.

“Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi got here into the property lawfully after following due course of for acquisition of the landed property and on the time his title was challenged earlier than a courtroom of legislation,” he stated.

He berated the state authorities for demolishing the constructing, noting that it neither has respect for the rule of legislation nor contemplate human rights and dignity in its act of governance.

Whereas describing the state authorities’s demolition of the home as towards the rule of legislation and abdication of its duty of defending the life and property of its residents, he alleged that brokers of the federal government brought on grievous accidents to the safety guards on obligation as of the time of the demolition in query with none provocation.

He submitted that as an alternative of exhibiting worth for the sanctity of human life, the federal government was busy pursuing a political vendetta towards perceived enemies who have been performing higher than the federal government.

He stated that the demolition was carried out after the lawmaker had filed a case earlier than the courtroom, becoming a member of the state authorities, the state Lawyer-Basic, the Ministry of Land and Survey and State City Improvement Board as respondents.

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