30th September, 2010
Piqued by the news that Oba Abideen Durosinmi, the Osulu of Irewe town has been visitingÂ Moba town with surveyors and has concluded plans to apply to the state government for aÂ Certificate of Occupancy, the inhabitants of Moba have vowed to resist the attempt withÂ the last drop of their blood.
Sometime ago, the community had raised an alarm that Oba Durosinmi had trespassed onÂ their land, carrying on activities which include excavation of sand without consulting orÂ seeking their approval for such act which is a violation of their rights as owners of theÂ land.
A spokesman of the community, Mr. Sumodu Saliu described Governor Fashola asÂ indefatigable leaderÂ whose leadership is all about service to humanity and respect forÂ the rule of law and fundamental human rights of all, irrespective of their class orÂ status. He wondered why Osulu of Irewe, whose community has no boundary with Moba couldÂ come from his domain to encroach on a land that does not belong to him.
“The fact that he installed our Baale, High Chief Rasaki Aliu Adisa, as required by theÂ Chief Cap Laws of Obas and Chiefs, does not in any way make us subservient to him, weÂ still owe our Baale the required loyalty and not any other traditional ruler.
“The community is unanimous in condemning the purported desire of the Osulu of Irewe toÂ make himself the overlord of an area that is clearly out of his jurisdiction. WeÂ therefore call on Governor Fashola to intervene to avoid unnecessary bloodshed,” heÂ stated.
Oba Durosinmi could not be reached but as at press time, tension was still mounting inÂ the community.