The real reasons Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State ordered the demolition of Music House belonging to popular Musician, Yinka Ayefele has been made known.
The Music House located at Challenge Area in Ibadan valued at N800 million was on the early hours of Sunday demolished by men of Oyo State Government.
Before its demolition, the structure occupied Ayefele’s music studio and his private radio, Fresh FM.
According to the government authorities, the structure was marked for demolition because the owners never got its approval from the relevant agencies, a claim that has been denied by Ayefele and his team.
However, in a letter titled “DEMAND FOR RETRACTION OF LIBELLOUS BROADCAST BY FRESH FM 105.9” obtained by TheEcho‘s correspondent, it was discovered that the government was only taking vengeance on the private radio station for “a libelous broadcast against the person of the Governor.”
In the letter dated July 3, 2018 and addressed to Yinka Ayefele, through the Attorney-General of the State, Oluseun Abimbola, the government official noted that “The attention of the Governor of Oyo State and Oyo State Government has been drawn to your broadcast of Saturday, 30th June 2018 on your Programme “Political Circuit” broadcast between 10a.m and 12p.m anchored and presented by one Mr Isaac Brown, wherein one of the panelists, Mr Dare Adekanmbi, of the Nigerian Tribune insinuated, falsely accused, maliciously and wickedly misled the public and the entire world on the programme on live radio to believe that “the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, had interest and shares in the private company involved in the building and operation of the new central abbatoir“, a statement you all know to be a wicked lie and yet aired to the whole world on your station’s terrestrial and internet access channels, for malicious reasons.”
The letter described the broadcast as an “irresponsible reporting” and promised to “pursue criminal action against the erring parties.”
The letter made two demands of retracting the broadcast and writing a letter of apology to Governor Abiola Ajimobi within 4 days of its receipt or risk legal actions.
See the letter below: