Land Dispute; Ezuka Clan Urges Kogi Govt To Intervene.
THE Ezuka Family Clan in Adavi local government area of Kogi State has called on Governor Yahaya Bello to use his good office to intervene in a protracted land dispute between Ezuka clan and Ozi Ogu clan in Adavi Local government of the state. The clan in a statement signed by Hon. Salau Isah Asuva, the Head of the clan, said that the land, Okuhanatahu/Uboroko farmland on Okene-Obehira and Okene-Ege roads in Adavi Local Government was an ancestral land belonging to Chogado Ajoko family the Ezuka clan. According to him, two state high courts had in separate judgments in 2007 and 2017 affirmed that the family is the owner of the land but said some elements on the other side had refused to obey the court judgment.
The clan head explained that there was no appeal against the judgment till now except that some people just refused to obey by embarking on illegal developments on the land. He warned those he said had been using illegal documents to sell the land to desist so as not to jeopardize the existing peace in the area. He pleaded with the governor to use the opportunity of his second term to deliver more democratic dividends to the people. He called on other leaders in the state to put aside political differences and join hands with Bello to move the state forward.
Asuva also stressed the need for the people to rise above tribal and religious sentiments and see themselves as members of the same family in order to attract development to the state. He commended the Supreme Court for affirming Gov. Yahaya Bello as the winner of the Nov. 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.