The demolition of Jakande Fruits Market by Ikosi Isheri Lcda authority in 2019 was reported by various media outfits. The mood of the traders then captured when Kosofe Post reporters visited during the traders protest was then described as sorrow, blood and tears before the authority held a press briefing to allay the fears of the key major stakeholders of the market.
The afterthought approached , explanation and assurance didn’t seat down well with the traders who allegedly said no proper consultation before the government demolition action. This prompted the market board to drag the Ikosi Isheri Lcda and other to court of competent jurisdiction over the exerise as gathered.
The matter was ongoing before the sudden death of the former council Chairman, Alhaji Abdulfatai Oyesanya’s. Whether the traders or the market wore mornful and happy mood following the death of Oyesco, is a sleeping dog matters that shouldn’t be flogged.
Immediately the new Executive Chairman of Ikosi Isheri Lcda, Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada assumed office he held parley with the Jakande Fruits Market stakeholders. However, the details of the discussion wasn’t made known to the public over the controversial demolition.
Kosofepost, Independent findings revealed that council Chairman , Princess Samiat urged traders to withdraw their case and settle of Court according top official of Ikosi Isheri Lcda.
Market Source disclosed that the council never came up with terms of settlement that will make the traders of the biggest fruits market in Africa to withdraw their case because the traders strongly believed doing so will make the market to go the way of other markets took over by state or local government authority across the state that sometimes deprieved of securing their shops ocassioned by exohorbitant rent or outright sale price after completion by the developer.
Around March ending, When Kosofe Post contacted the trio of the Executive Chairman of Ikosi Isheri Lcda, Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada, Head ; Public Affair Units; Rabiu Hassan and Chief Press , Ayo Idowu they declined comments over the proposed modernization construction.