The management of Fresh FM, a radio station owned by gospel music minister, Yinka Ayefele, has claimed that the demolition of the radio house by the Oyo State government is as a result of its honesty.
The Head of News, Fresh FM, Samson Akindele, said this on Wednesday during his appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.
“To cut the long story short, this is what we got for just being professional; for just having what the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Code called ‘straight dealing’ – which has to do with honesty and integrity,” he said.
He also faulted the government’s action, saying that there had been some interactions between the management of Fresh FM and relevant government agencies in the state before the incident took place.
Giving an insight into the demolition, the journalist said, “On Monday last week, we got a three-day demolition notice and that was to lapse on Wednesday.
“So, we were left with no choice than to begin to ask questions but before answers could be acquired, the demolition team came in the wee hours of Sunday and they did what they said they were coming to do.”
Akindele said the radio station had approached a court to stop the demolition from taking place and the court gave an injunction and ordered that the defendant should be served.