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

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

Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, a fellow member of the House of Representatives, has denied claims by the Bauchi Province Authorities that interpretation work on his building is illegal.

Officials of the province regime had in the before hours of 1st Oct demolished the building located at No. 7 Buba Yero Route, Old GRA, Bauchi, and later claimed that the asset was illegally acquired by the lawmaker as the building was initially allocated to the province House of Assembly to serve as its invitee’s house.

Reacting to the regime claim on the building, Abdullahi, who represents Bauchi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, told journalists in Bauchi through one of his aides, Ukkasha Hamza Rahama, that he legally acquired the asset from its former possessor and a deed of assignment duly prepared and registered after Bauchi Province regime approved the consent to assign the asset to him and Certificate of Occupancy were issued to him.

According to him, “The building interpretation on the asset covered by Certificate of Occupancy No. BA/39705 was not an illegal interpretation.

“The Bauchi Province regime granted approbation to Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi to erect the structures and in line with the Bauchi Province Authorities approbation that Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi commenced interpretation on his plot of solid ground at No. 7 Buba Yero Route, Old GRA, Bauchi.”

He alleged that in demolishing the building, the province regime violated all laid downwardly rules and regulations without whatsoever recourse to the laid downwardly physical process of carrying out such demolition, declaring that, “the demolition was carried out tardily in the dark.”

The lawmaker’s aide said the regime activeness came after it collected a huge total of money from Abdullahi, alleging that the issue raised by the regime is due to political differences, declaring that the lawmaker lawfully acquired the asset.

“Having collected a huge total of money from Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, Bauchi Province regime is at present raising issues on the asset just because of political differences with him.

“Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi came into the asset lawfully after next due physical process for acquisition of the landed asset and at the time his title was challenged before a tribunal of law,” he said.

He berated the province regime for demolishing the building, noting that it neither has honor for the regulation of law nor consider human rights and dignity in its deed of governance.

Piece describing the province regime’s demolition of the house as against the regulation of law and abdication of its responsibleness of protecting the life and asset of its citizens, he alleged that agents of the regime caused grievous injuries to the security guards on duty as of the time of the demolition in query without whatsoever provocation.

He submitted that instead of showing value for the sanctity of human life, the regime was busy pursuing a political vendetta against perceived enemies who were performing superior than the regime.

He said that the demolition was carried out after the lawmaker had filed a instance before the tribunal, joining the province regime, the province Attorney-Full general, the Ministry building of Earth and Survey and Province Urban Evolution Board as respondents.

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