Executive Director Breeze Fm Sues Al-Makura, Demands Over N1.5 Billion Damages

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Rabiu Omaku

The execution Director Breeze F.m 99.9 dragged Nasarawa State governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to court demanding over N1.5 billion damages and N17.8 million special damage as compensation for the unlawful demolition of his radio station.

Ocha Ulegede, Counsel to Breeze FM prayed that the court declare the action of the state government ‘illegal, unconstitutional, high-handed and vindictive.

“We are also asking for public apology and monetary damages of over N1.5 billion”.

“We also want the court to restrain the state government from carrying out further demolition of the property as we have in good authority that they are planning second round of demolition of other structures in the property.

He explained that the monetary demand included general damage of N1.5 billion and N17.8 million special damage as compensation for the unlawful act.

He added that from the document available to him the government did not serve any notice to the management of the station as required by the law.

He said that the radio station had followed due process and had met the requirement before they were licence to operate by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Ulegede explained that there is no any law in Nasarawa State that has designated places for residential and commercials purposes.

Governor Umaru Al-Makura during the distribution of relief materials to communities affected by crisis in the state said the owners of Breeze FM would be made to pay a fine for violating approved land laws.

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