The Music House in which Fresh FM 105.9 Ibadan is located has been demolished by the Oyo State Government.
The building, which belongs to popular musician, Yinka Ayefele, is located at Challenge, Lagos bye-pass, Ibadan. The demolition of the N800 million property was carried out around 5am on Sunday.
The state government had marked the structure for demolition saying it contravened the state’s planning laws.
But Ayefele, in a statement on Wednesday, said the the demolition notice was just a witch-hunt.
On Thursday, he approached an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, to stop the planned demolition.
His counsel, Mr Olayinka Bolanle, in an exparte motion, filed before the court, sought for an order of the court restraining the government from demolishing the property pending the determination of the suit.
Justice I. Yerima ordered the claimant to ensure service of the court process on the respondent and adjourned the case till Monday, August 20, 2018 for the hearing of the exparte motion.
The radio station has however managed to remain on air.