Opinion: A Brief story about the ancestor of gbaramatu Ijaw (Oweizibri )- Yomere

In recent times much publicity has been mounted by Ijaw of gbaramatu, claiming to be the owner of Omadino Community and that there's a quarter calle


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Opinion: A Brief story about the ancestor of gbaramatu Ijaw (Oweizibri )- Yomere

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In recent times much publicity has been mounted by Ijaw of gbaramatu, claiming to be the owner of Omadino Community and that  there's  a quarter called idimi Ijaw in Omadino Community, they claimed one Oweizibri founded Omadino community, if truly Oweizibri is the founder of Omadino community why will a section be named idimi Ijaw in a place you claimed to be the owner. 
 
The story of how Oweizibri is the founder of Omadino community was told in the Supreme Court of Nigeria, holden at Lagos on Wednesday January 31st 1973 before their lordships , Dr Taslim Olawale Elias ( Chief Justice of Nigeria), George Sodiende Sowemimo(Justice Supreme Court) and Daniel Onuwra Ibekwe ( AG, Justice Supreme Court ) between James Uluba & co ( Appellants) and Chief E.E.Sillo & Co (respondents). The appellants are Ijaw of okerenghigho and their lawyers are Chief F.R.A Williams with him is Mr.  E.R.Iseru and the respondents are Itsekiri of Omadino community, Warri kingdom, hired the services of Chief Obafemi Awololo with him is Mr. O.N Rewane, Mr Akporiaye, Mr A.O Sogbesan and Mrs. Fisher.
 
It was stated by the Ijaw of Gbaramatu in their amended statement of defence, that the village now called Omadino was originally an Ijaw village, its founder Oweizibri was an Ijaw who named the place Amaduno which in the Ijaw language meant a public fishing pond in a town or village, they also claim certain Yoruba immigrants arrived Omadino and took permission from Oweizibri to stay near him, later , as the population of the Yoruba increased in the place the two settlements of Yoruba and Ijaw merged together, but , the Ijaw section of it till this present day is called Idimi Ijaw. 
 
After the fable story was giving in the court , their lordship dismissed James Ulaba and the Ijaw of okerenghigho appeal and affirm the judgement of J, Obaseki in the High Court Warri , Mid Western state in Suit No. W/30/1979,  the declaration was possessory of title and costs was awarded to the respondents (#125) in this appeal . 
However, the man called Oweizibri is the son of Chief Tom tebe , Oweizibri was fortunate to marry a princess from Omadino community called Erenbo ( Itsekiri language) the daughter of Abiloro ( Itsekiri language) , Abiloro is the third or fourth generation of Oba sho, the founder of Omadino community and his territories. 
 
The daughter of Omadino people called Erenbo had  seven children for Oweizibri, they were five girls and two boys , their names are , Igbo , Afughu , Korobo, Okegbe ,Obiti ( females ) , Iyejo and Igbegha( males) , they all grow up in Omadino and last born called Igbegha founded Ijaghala community in  Warri South-West.
 
In conclusion , the Ijaw of Gbaramatu should know we are their land lord and in-laws , because their forefather or ancestor got married from Omadino community. 
I will advise the Ijaw of Gbaramatu to find every necessary means to build peace between Omadino people and the Ijaw of Okerenghigho, Ubaikokodia , Akpata and other settlements occupied by our in-laws or Customary tenants, according to Nigeria courts. 
 
The irony of all this drama of ownership of land, that is already settled in the highest court in Nigeria , we are struggling , lying , killing innocent human beings , both children and adults, We will die one day and what will be the legacy left behind, the continuation of this battle both in court by our illiterate forefathers and physical confrontation with arms and ammunition by our so called educated generation. 
 
I’m on the side of peace , but not to trade or concede my ownership to anybody, we demand the enforcement of our Supreme Court judgement by Nigeria Government or Delta state Government.
 
Enough is enough , the eye wen dey cry still dey see ooh . 
 
Armstrong Omaretsuli Yomere A.K.A  Armani Asiwaju 
Public Relations Officer, P.R.O, Management Committee of the Trust , Omadino Community.
 


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