Yinka Ayefele has fingered a government official in the build-up of the demolition of his Music House reportedly worth N800 million.
Popular Juju musician and owner of Fresh FM Ibadan, Yinka Ayefele, on Monday released an official statement following the demolition of his music house/radio station by the Oyo State government.
Yinka Ayefele, who alleged that one Toyin Arulogun suggested the demolition, told fans of his radio station to desist from damaging public property out of anger.
This came following reports of widespread condemnation that trailed the demolition by Nigerians across all social spectrum.
The statement reads: “I greet the entire Fresh FM fans both home and abroad.I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude for this opportunity and experience.
“As we all know, Fresh Fm is not an Ayefele owned company but a company owned by the general public. I’ll like to plead with everyone not to cause any casualty especially on the Ajumose bus packed around Music House.
“Please, do not destroy any government property. This happened for a reason. Lets leave everything in God’s care. And I’ll like to thank the government of Oyo state for what they have done. Where they began and where they are at the moment.
“Special thanks to Toyin Arulogun for he was the one who suggested the demolition. And also the Nigeria Broadcasting corporation for their support.
“Finally, our program continues as usual and I’ll use this medium to beg the entire crew especially Alhaji Abolade Salami, Soul, Olalomi Amole, Yeye Agbedegbeyo, Babatunmise to stop the cry and mourning.
“Thank you once again. I remain Olayinka Joel Ayefele.”
In a telephone interview with Premium Times, Mr Arulogun, however, says he was not responsible for the demolition. Rather, that the action was taken by the Oyo state government and town planning authorities.
“The question is, can I influence the decision of the executive, that of government agencies and that of the state government as a whole?\’\’
Mr Arulogun added that the state government would formally address journalists on its stance on the demolition on Monday.