Land Legal Tussle: Ejiba Community, Fulani Settlers Opts For Out Of Court Settlement

Land Legal Tussle: Ejiba Community, Fulani Settlers Opts For Out Of Court Settlement

The people of Yagba West and Ejiba Kingdom in particular has continue to praise and pour encomium on the Executive Chairman of Yagba West LGA, Chief Pius Kolawole for his ability and demonstration of leadership dexterity in resolving a prolonged legal battle between the House/Fulani Community and the host community, Ejiba.

Recall that on assumption of office in December, 2020, the Executive Chairman of Yagba West LG A, Hon. Pius Kolawole as part of his peace and security initiatives was briefed about the subsisting crisis between the Hausa/Fulani community and the traditional council of their host Community, Ejiba, Kogi State.

The crisis which made the warring factions of the Hausa/Fulani community approached the court sometime early 2020 over issues that borders on land acquisition and leadership crisis.

This ugly scenario displeased the Executive Chairman, Honorable Pius Kolawole to the marrow who frowned at the situation where Hausa/Fulani will institute court case against the council of traditional rulers of the host community Ejiba, described it as an aberration with a promise to put an end to such.

The Executive Chairman who has since waded into the matter with a view to mediating and finding a lasting solution to the crisis had met severally with the parties with a view to resolving it.

The matter was finally resolved amicably in a meeting of Tuesday February, 9th, 2020 which lasted for about 6 hours by the peace loving Executive of Yagba West, Pius Kolawole with the parties agreeing to withdraw their suits from the court of law.

In his remark, the Elejiba of Ejiba , His Royal Majesty, Oba Samuel Bayode Olamojin on behalf of Ejiba people thanked the chairman for his concerns and efforts at making sure that peace reign in every part of Yagba West.

The Kabiyeyi assures the chairman of the continuous support of the people of Ejiba to the administration of Chief Pius Kolawole.

Speaking on behalf of the Housa/Fulani, Mallam Boro commended the chairman for the mediatory role played in resolving the matter, promised to be law-abiding and continue to show respect to constituted authority.

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