There may be palpable stress in Osun communities because of land dispute between Obaluru and Idita households of Ile-Ife, Osun State.
That is as a monarch, Oba Olaposi Osunmakinde, the Obawure of Ife Tuntun accused one other royal father of looting and wanton destruction of his property.
The accused monarch, Oba Jimoh Ajayi, the Ologudu of Ogudu, was alleged to have led thugs to assault Oba Osunmakinde at his residence in Ile-ife on Wednesday, twenty fourth February 2021.
DAILY POST gathered that the 2 households have since January 2021 engaged in a ‘Chilly Struggle’ attributable to a disputed land, a big expanse sector in Oke-ora, Ife East, alongside N.T.A, Mokuro Highway, Ile-Ife.
The brewing friction between the 2 households degenerated to open confrontation and trade of sizzling phrases, resulting in assaults and arson.
Oba Osunmakinde, at a press convention in Ile-Ife on Thursday mentioned ,” These arsonists got here all the way down to my home at Ile- Ife in about 20 bikes and violently looted my property and took away a gold bar price Fifty Million Naira earlier than setting my 4 homes, vehicles and different valuables amounting to One Hundred and Twenty Million Naira on fireplace.
“It began in December 2020, when a rift all of a sudden broke out between Obaluru household and Idita household, two revered households on this neighborhood, over land dispute.
“This disputed land is a big expanse sector in Oke-ora, Ife East, alongside N.T.A, Mokuro Highway, Ile-Ife. Sadly, subsequently, the brewing friction between the 2 households degenerated to open confrontation and trade of sizzling phrases, which compelled me to intervene.
“Though, the placement of the disputed land is outdoors my jurisdiction, I used to be known as upon to intervene as a important stakeholder and likewise by the advantage of my place because the harbinger of tradition and custom to douse stress and engender peaceable co-existence.
“I succeeded in reaching amicable decision between the 2 households with a conclusion that each households ought to partition the mentioned expanse of land between them as an enduring answer to the fracas.
“It’s, subsequently, pertinent to obviously state right here that the Idita household was not comfy with this association and consequently connived with one Oba Jimoh Ajayi and Olaoye Adedoyin, along with some avenue urchins to launch assault on the disputed land with attendant maiming and intimidation, which resulted to the loss of life of one of many males on twenty fourth February, 2021.
”These people prevented officers of the Federal Hearth Service from placing out the fireplace, they descended on them closely and inflicted them with various levels of accidents.”
The monarch known as on all of the heads of safety companies, notably the Inspector Normal of Police and the Director-Normal of State Safety Providers to rapidly come to his rescue as he demanded justice on the incursion and destruction of his property.
In his response, the accused monarch, the Ologudu of Ogudu, Oba Jimoh, who spoke in Yoruba denied his involvement in the entire difficulty.
He, nonetheless, asserted that each monarch has particular jurisdiction of authority, including that, “Any king that engages in issues past his jurisdiction ought to face the results.”