Gov Fayose
Gov Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose has ordered the revocation of the sale of the house purchased by the sister of former Governor Kayode Fayemi, Mrs. Bolu-Fayemi Ayodele.
Also revoked is the house belonging to Fayemi’s former Senior Special Assistant on Documentation and Research, Hakeem Jamiu.
The houses are located at Irewolede (Fajuyi) Estate in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.
Fayemi-Ayodele received her revocation letter on Thursday, barely 24 hours after the Ekiti State Housing Corporation in a letter by its General Manager, Babasoji Awe, a lawyer, revoked house sale to the Chairman of Irewolede Residents Association, Ayodele Orebe, while Jamiu received a call from the general manager informing him that his revocation letter was ready for dispatch to his house.
Some of the house owners in the estate had earlier gone to court challenging their earlier eviction ordered by the governor on August 16, 2015.
They also petitioned the Inspector General of Police and copied to the National Human Rights Commission, DSS and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps complaining on the illegal order by the governor directing the officers of the security agencies to force them out of their homes.
The houses were bought from the housing corporation under a mortgage agreement with Primary Mortgage Institution, PMI, scheme with the payment schedule spanning between 15 and 25 years.
But the governor two months ago gave the house owners one month to pay up or be prepared to lose their houses after he had earlier ejected them with a warning to pay up.
They went to court to challenge the action, saying the governor breached payment agreement and violated their fundamental human right, as they had not breached payment agreement.
Their lawyer, Rafiu Oyeyemi Balogun, had gone to court asking for N20 million damages over illegal eviction having not broken mortgage payment terms and to further retrain the governor and corporation from illegal eviction pending the determination of the case.
He argued that the mortgage agreement still subsisted and that it was only a competent court of law that could revoke the sales agreement between his client and the corporation.
The Motion on Notice and Writ of Summons were served on the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state representing the State Government, the corporation and security agencies engaged by the governor to forcefully evict the residents. But the corporation in a letter dated September 16, 2015 decided to evict the victims, saying it took the decision “on strict instruction of His Excellency, the State Executive Governor” to revoke the sale agreement.

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