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Ogun Resolves 16-year-old Land Dispute Between NASFAT, Asese Community

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The Ogun State Government has finally resolved 16-year-old land dispute between Nasirul-lahi-il fathi (NASFAT) and five families of Asese Community in Obafemi Owode Local Government area of the state.

The protracted land feud was resolved during the weekend.

Speaking at the signing of a peace agreement between the two parties, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Dr. Olumide Ayeni, through his Press Officer, Mr. Kehinde Balogun, said the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led-administration in the state had again reached a milestone in its determination to ensure that peaceful co-existence and harmonious living thrive amongst Ogun citizens.

The land dispute began sometimes in year 2000 before the advent of the present administration in the state where about 58 acres of land was sold to NASFAT by the state government along Mowe /Ibafo area which the community claimed they were the rightful owners of.

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The case had since passed through three courts before the state government waded into it through the intervention of the Baale-General of Igbeinland, High Chief Olukayode Lisoye, who brought the case to the attention of government.

The Commissioner revealed that the resolution would bring a lasting solution to the age-long land tussle and serve as a reliable evidence to support a move to settle out of court, when they file for a withdrawal of the case which is still pending at the Supreme Court.

Dr. Ayeni said the state government decided to adopt the mechanism of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which allowed the two parties to bear their minds freely without rancour after which both parties agreed that a total of 12.06 acres be ceded to the Asese community while the remaining go to NASFAT.

‘’With the signing of the agreement, it would bring to an end the 16-year-old land dispute between five families in Asese Town in Obafemi Owode Local Government area of the State and NASFAT Society. The Senator Ibikunle Amosun led-administration has ensured that the ADR Mechanism was adopted to end the feud,’’ he stated.

Speaking during the mediation, a representative of NASFAT and the Deputy Chief Missioner, Imam Onike-Azeez Maroof, commended Governor Amosun for his prompt intervention in the matter, which had culminated into settling the case out of court, noting that the resolution would bring socio-economic development to the area and state at large.

In similar vein, the Baale of Asese Town, Chief Kasumu Sonola, who spoke on behalf of the five families said the high level of wisdom exhibited by the state government towards ending the tussle has again showed that the government was passionate at ensuring peaceful co-existence in the community and the state in general.

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