Following the alleged damage to his property by Ekiti State Government and Hajaig Construction Company, the Deputy Governor-elect of the state,  Bisi Egbeyemi, has dragged Governor Ayodele Fayose and the contractor to court.

He is seeking a compensation worth N500 million.

Joined in the suit is the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kolapo Kolade.

Egbeyemi, owner of Crownbiz Hotel located along Ado-Iworoko road, resorted to litigation following the damage to his property, which was overrun by flood due to alleged shoddy execution of the road project by the contractor.

The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a suit filed before an Ekiti State High Court, accused the contractor, HAJAIG Construction Nigeria Limited of negligence in handling construction work on Ado-Ifaki Road and the bridge on Ofin River.

Egbeyemi is also seeking an order of the court directing the defendants to pay another sum of N46.5 million as special damages, being the cost of the property of the claimants damaged as a result of the negligence of the defendants.

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The plaintiff also prayed the court to give an order directing defendants to find permanent solution to the flood threatening the Crownbiz Hotel, situated at Kilometer 4, Opopogboro, Iworoko Road in Ado-Ekiti.

The last relief sought by Egbeyemi was that the court should order the defendants to pay the cost of the suit filed.

Attached to the Originating Summons are Egbeyemi’s witness statement on oath, engineering report, letters written to Ekiti State Government, plans and photographs showing alleged acts of the defendants in his properties.

No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.

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