Ajimobi Defies Appeal, Destroys Aiyefele’s Radio Station In Ibadan

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The demolished Fresh FM radio complex

IBADAN – Despite protest and appeals by concerned stakeholders, and loyalists of popular Singer, Yinka Aiyefele to halt the demolition of his radio station, Fresh FM by Governor Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo state Government on Sunday has pulled down the station building.

The demolition exercise began around 6:23am in the early hours of Sunday, Newsflagship learnt.

The location of the station has been a subject of controversy in recent times, with the management of the station and the Oyo State Government locked in a war of words. The government had warned that it would take down the building.

Earlier, reports said Mr. Ayefele has taken the matter to court, alleging political victimisation.

But speaking to our correspondent, a staff of the radio station who pleaded anonymity confirmed the development, saying the multi-million naira investment has been ruined.

“They have destroyed the building; they have ruined multi-million naira investment.”

No official statement yet from the state government as at press time,  as efforts to also reach the state Commissioner for Information, Mr.  Toye Arulogun was futile as at writing this report.

The management of Fresh FM is yet to react to the demolition exercise. Multiple calls placed to Akeem Kareem, a top management staff in the station’s Human Resources department were not attened to Sunday morning.


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