A High Court sitting in Ilorin on Wednesday ordered the Kwara State Commissioner of Police to appear in court over the demolition of Ile Arugbo.

Justice Abiodun Adebara also advised all parties in the Ile Arugbo demolition case to explore all avenues of an out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice.

Justice Abiodun Adebara gave the advice while addressing counsel and parties in the case.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that part of the Ile Arugbo building was demolished on January 2.

Adebara ordered that a notice of summons be pasted on the Police Headquarters information board and the State Commissioner of Police office for him to appear in court on the next hearing.

He, however, adjourned the case until January 24, for the hearing of pending applications and interim injunction.

Earlier, Counsel for the claimant, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, SAN, made an attempt for the court to give an interim order for another injunction.

Ibrahim argued that interim injunctions can be extended within seven days of making the order.

”We are ready for settlement as advised and would make some approach.

“We are peace-loving people so, we will explore all possible opportunities for settlement,” he said.

Also, counsel for the state government, Salman Jawando, SAN, said, ”We are ready if the parties involved show interest. The settlement will be in the interest of Kwara.”…..(NAN)