The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, break his slilence over the demolition of Mr. Yinka Ayefele’s Music House saying “They said he employed people, are armed robbers not employers of labour too?.
He added that being physically challenged is not an excuse to break the law. This was as the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, and the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere lampooned the Oyo State government for demolishing the structure housing the Fresh FM saying the action does not speak well of the government.
Governor Ajimobi said this, in an interview with the Yoruba service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Ajimobi, who spoke for the first time after the demolition, said he did not see anything wrong in the demolition. His words: “Just like the house they said we demolished, that man didn’t obey the law. People are now saying because he’s physically challenged. So, if one is physically challenged, he should break the law? “They said he employed people, are armed robbers not employers of labour too? Should we now say because armed robbers employ people, they should continue to rob and terrorise others? We shall pity them, but we have to obey the law.”