In Kaduna, Senator Hunkuyi’s Home Set for Demolition Over 30 Million Naira Rent By State Govt

Another property belonging to Senator Suleiman Uthman Hunkuyi located at 18a Inuwa Wada Road, Ungwan Rimi, Kaduna has been slammed with  N30 million fine for not paying ground rent for 24 years.

The Kaduna Geographical Information Service (KADGIS) sent the bill to the personal residence of the senator informing him of the accumulated bill since 1995 and asked him to pay the 24 years ground rent and the penalty within 30 days.

The ground rent per year stands at N61,160.9 and amounts to N1,467,861.6 for the 24 years he was said to be owing but the penalty fine imposed is N30 million which brings the total amount he is supposed to pay within 30 days to N31,467,861.6.

Hunkuyi, who confirmed the development on his twitter handle said this might be another ploy to demolish his personal residence.

The senator twitted: “Once again, @GovKaduna Malam @elrufai has sent a ridiculous bill to me for a purported ground rent of my personal house at Inuwa Wada to the tune of N30 million to be paid within 30 days, failure to do so might probably result to another demolition like he did on my other property.”

A property on 11b Sambo Road, Kaduna, belonging to the senator which was used as the secretariat of the faction of the APC in the state was demolished early morning on Tuesday on grounds that the ground rent on it has not been paid since 2010.

Hunkuyi leads one of the factions of the APC on Kaduna that is opposed to the leadership style of Governor Nasir El-Rufai and has said openly that he will not support El-Rufai’s bid to return as governor in 2019.

The public relations officer of KADGIS, Abdullahi Isyaku when contacted, confirmed the bill was from the agency.

He said the other plot at Sambo road has also been revoked.

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