Community appeals for implementation of judgment in Kwara

Community urges Kwara to implement judgment on Boundary Dispute Representative of the Erin-Ile Community Muyideen Bello speaking at the Press Conference called by the Community to press home their demands for the implementation of the Supreme Court Judgment on the Boundary Dispute with Offa Community

Indigenes of Erin-Ile community in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara state are asking the state government to implement the 2018 Supreme Court judgment on the age-long Offa/Erin-Ile boundary dispute.

The two neighbouring communities in Kwara State had for years, clashed over boundary leading to loss of lives and property.

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Speaking with journalists in Ilorin under the umbrella of Erin-Ile Progressive Union, the people advised the state government to desist from its current attempt at recreating another boundary between Offa and Erin-Ile to avert anarchy.

The Erin Ile community claimed that the Supreme Court in December 2018 affirmed that the Federal Polytechnic and Offa Descendants Union’s national secretariat fall within Erin-Ile land.

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The National Legal Adviser, Erin-Ile Progressive Union, Amos Adewoye, said that the recent constitution of a committee of mediators for peace between Erin-Ile and Offa towns over land dispute by the Kwara state government is an attempt to rewrite the Supreme Court judgment and impose its own whims and caprices to establish an illegal and unconstitutional boundary between the two communities.

Adewoye, represented by Muyideen Bello added that the state government, by its current action, is embarking on a path of anarchy.

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Mr Adewoye appeled on well-meaning persons, authorities and organisations to intervene.

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