Human Rights advocate, Mr Femi Falana has stated that the Kaduna state Governor violated Section 79 of the Kaduna State Urban and Regional Planning Law, 2018, which Governor Nasir el-Rufai personally signed by demolishing Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant, the purported venue of a botched sex party in the state.
Reacting to Director-General of the Kaduna State Urban Development and Planning Authority (KASUPDA), Ismail Umar-Dikko’s claim of the building not having a valid title or development permit, Falana argued that the law which was signed by El-Rufai in 2018 does not allow for demolition without a notice.
He added that the Governor cannot be the accuser, the prosecutor, the judge and the executor of the judgment.
“The law which was signed by El-Rufai in 2018 does not allow for demolition without a notice. Section 79 of the law is clear. No governor has the right to authorise a demolition of the property of anyone.
“The governor cannot be the accuser, the prosecutor, the judge and the executor the judgment. All the states in Nigeria have similar laws, whether in Rivers or Lagos. None has the power to pull down the property of any citizen who has not been given the opportunity of making a representation.
“No one is in support of sex parties taking place in the country but anyone found wanting should be arrested and prosecuted according to the law. They should have prosecuted those accused of committing the offence and not pulled down the building.”