Following the alleged damage to his property by Ekiti State Government and Hajaig Construction Company, the Deputy Governor-elect of the state, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has sued Governor Ayodele Fayose and the contractor, seeking a compensation of N500 million for the havoc wreaked on his private property.
Joined in the suit is the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kolapo Kolade.
Egbeyemi, owner of Crownbiz Hotel located along Ado-Iworoko road, resorted to litigation following the damage to his property, which was overrun by flood due to alleged shoddy execution of the road project by the contractor.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a suit filed before an Ekiti State High Court, accused the contractor, HAJAIG Construction Nigeria Limited of negligence in handling construction work on Ado-Ifaki Road and the bridge on Ofin River.
The deputy governor-elect in a suit filed by his lawyer, Adedayo Adewumi, is seeking general damages of N500 million for the negligence allegedly caused by the defendants.
Egbeyemi is also seeking an order of the court directing the defendants to pay another sum of N46.5 million as special damages, being the cost of the property of the claimants damaged as a result of the negligence of the defendants.