Suleiman Hunkuyi, lawmaker representing Kaduna North Senatorial District, has dragged the state government to court for demolishing his house. The house, which had been used as secretariat for a faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had been demolished by the government and the land allocated to Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA) for the construction of an amusement park.
Hunkuyi is demanding N10 billion for the demolition of his house located at 11B Sambo road in Kaduna. He prayed the court to, among other things, declare that the action of the respondents in “arrogating to themselves the power to punitively” sanction him and his company, Muna Investment Limited, was illegal. He said the action of the respondents constitute a gross violation of his fundamental human rights as guaranteed under section 43 (1) and 46 (1) of the constitution of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and therefore illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.
Hunkuyi had earlier filed another suit at the state high court to restrain the Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) from taking any action on his residence at 18A, Inuwa Wada street, Angwan Rimi GRA.