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Fayose airport project stopped by court

24 March 2016, 18:02

Abuja - Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has been stopped by the Ekiti HHigh Court from building an airport in the state as it is unconstitutional and ilegal, Punch reported.

The court also ordered the state to pay N5 million for general damages as trees and crops were deconstructed for the building of the airport.

Justice Dele Omotoso gave the judgement in court after the state government was sued by farmers who the land belonged to.

Also read: Farmers in Ekiti protest airport project site

The defendants, Fayose, Commissioner for Works, Commissioner for Land and Housing, have beenrestrained the state government for forcibly entering, trespassing and intimidating the landowners.

Further the court has restrained the defendants from further removing harvest, clearing or damaging crops.

For more on this story visit Punch 


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