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Saraki sues Kwara govt, seeks stay of execution over Ile Arugbo

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The Asa Investments Limited owned by the former Senate leader in the second republic National Assembly, Olusola Saraki, and Alhaji Sanusi Baba-Eleku has filed a motion on notice before the Court of Appeal in Ilorin, requesting for an order for stay of execution against the ruling of the High Court of Kwara State.

Justice Abiodun Adebara had on August 6, 2020, delivered a ruling regarding the suit before the lower court on the disputed Ile Arugbo.

The trial court in its ruling vacated the interim injunction it had earlier granted in favour of the Asa Investment Limited to preserve Ile Arugbo, and maintain the status quo pending the determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction filed by the applicants.

The applicants in the motion on notice filed before the appellate court dated September 4, 2020, said Justice Adebara’s ruling of August 6 has the effect of empowering the respondents to destroy the subject matter (Ile Arugbo) of the suit.

The applicants also sought an order of the appellate court to stay proceedings in the suit on Ile Arugbo pending the hearing and determination of the appeal before it.

In the motion on notice filed by the applicants’ lawyers led by Akin Onigbinde (SAN), the applicants said that it was in the interest of justice to preserve the subject matter of the suit.

The appellate court acknowledged the receipt of the applicants’ motion on notice on September 8, 2020.

The appellate court has however not fixed a date for its hearing.

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