Outright disrespect of Court Judgement's by Delta State Government, Warri South-West, Warri North, Warri South and users of Omadino Community land (Itsekiri people of Warri)

Over five hundred years ago the ancestors of Omadino people migrated from a place known as Ode In


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Outright disrespect of Court Judgement's by Delta State Government, Warri South-West, Warri North, Warri South and users of Omadino Community land (Itsekiri people of Warri)
Hon. Armstrong Omaretsuli Yomere


Over five hundred years ago the ancestors of Omadino people migrated from a place known as Ode In Yoruba area and founded Okenghigho or okereghigho (illegally called Okerenkoko).

 

In course of time it was observed that the place was not big enough for their number which was systematically increasing, and it became necessary for other settlements like Aghigho, AKPATA and finally Omadino to be made and okenghigho was then used as a camp or village for seasonal fishing. 

 

The said okenghigho land was given to princess Iye to keep her slaves temporary after she obtained permission from Omadino people. As time went by an ijaw man by name AKpata went to Governor Chanomi, Son of princess Iye to allow him and his people and families to settle on a portion of okenrenghigho land and this was allowed after Chanomi had obtained the consent of Omadino people at Omadino community..

 

In recognition of the rights of Omadino people to okerenghigho where they lived and fished, Akpata and his people paid homage and customary rents to Omadino people during the latter annual festivals. Later the early ijaw settlers were followed by other ijaw people who came there to fish and the practice of paying customary rents every year continued. 

 

After sometimes the Ijaws at Bakokodia demanded and received rents and other dues from users of Omadino land and creeks, then, Omadino people asked for such monies to be refunded to them, the Ijaw people refused, and continued to lay claim to the whole area of land. 

 

In pursuance of the claim of Omadino people they instituted an action against the ijaw people in 1949/51,claiming a declaration of title and the case in (suit No. W/29/51: E E SILLO and others VS Adurumokumor and others) ended in Favour of Omadino community. The Ijaws of Bakokodia continued to place tenants on the land, there upon Omadino people were obliged to bring another action against Adurumokumor in Warri high court in 1961, (suit No. W/37/61) and finalize in Supreme Court in suit No.SC. 393/61. 

 

On behalf of Omadino Community, Omadino Elders Council and Omadino Community Trustees, we the Management Committee of the Trust want to caution the Delta State Government, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Land and Survey, IOC’s and other users of Omadino Community Land should stop recognizing names that are not in Omadino community litigation map drawn by licensed surveyor, Mr. G. A. Obianwu and they should stop renaming Omadino community villages and settlements against the names used in Omadino community court judgements. We will institute an action against the above names if they still continue to call those places illegal names. 

 

A stitch in time saves nine.

 

Hon. Armstrong OMARETSULI Yomere. 

Public Relations Officer. 

Omadino Management Committee of the truth, Omadino Community.


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