Category: Gongo Nso | Posted date: 2021-02-06 20:03:38 | Updated date: 2021-02-06 20:06:23 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News
In his statement, the 106-year-old Asinigbo of Isinigbo said he had never once seen the Jagunode, Oba Adewale Boboye as an Oba as he said his attitudes never portray same
As they say, where two elephants are fighting, the grasses there suffer the loss.
In the land dispute among the communities of Ode and Isinigbo, both along Ado-Ekiti Road in the Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, lives were allegedly lost and property worth millions of Naira destroyed.
The community of Ode alleges Isinigbo of encroachment, land grabbing and refusal to vacate its land despite court judgment in its favour—the issue that later led to the break down of law and order among the duo in the late 2020.
The traditional ruler of Ode, Oba Adewale Boboye (Jagunode) lamented the state of deterioration of law, stating instances the law should have taken its course before the matter degenerated to the worse.
Earlier speaking with pains from exile with Babatunde Bamigboye (Omo Edema), the Ajagun Ode said he and his two Olories (wives) jumped down from the window of his story-building palace in the midnight to escape death in the hands the attackers from Isinigbo. The two legs of one of the Olories broke and she has been on wheelchair while the Oba remains on crutches since the incident.
In his own reaction, the traditional ruler of Isinigbo community—Asiwaju of Isinigbo, Oba Adeniji said the forefathers of the Jagunode never had land in the community, claiming that the whole land in the area belongs to Isinigbo.
In his statement, the 106-year-old Asinigbo of Isinigbo said he had never once seen the Jagunode, Oba Adewale Boboye as an Oba as he said his attitudes never portray same. He further disclosed that the matter is still on court as against the claims of Jagunode.
Watch the alleged scenes of loss of life and vandalism on the Ode community:
Other pictures showing attacks on Ode Palace and community:
See the state of vandalism on the Isinigbo community: