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Crisis Brews In Edo Community Over Ownership Of Oil Well

Crisis Brews In Edo Community Over Ownership Of Oil Well

Crisis Brews In Edo Community Over Ownership Of Oil Well

Crisis is brewing in Obagie-Nunuamen and Orogho communities in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State, over the ownership of an oil well in Iwevbo.

While chairman of Obagie-Nunuamen community, Mr. Femi Aiwansedo, accused Newcross Petroleum Limited, an oil company operating in the area, of colluding with some elders and chiefs from Orogho to claim the oil well, which according to him, belongs to Obagie community, the people of Orogho Dukedom, led by Chief Aiyeki Okpamen accused Aiwansedo of imposing himself on Obagie community as leader.

Addressing newsmen in Benin, Mr. Aiyeki Okpamen, who spoke for people of Orogho Dukedom, said the Dukedom did not recognise the leadership of Aiwansedo, adding that  his current activities, if not checked by the state government, could lead to breakdown of law and order in the communities.

But reacting, Aiwansedo said that based on his election in 2006, he was invited to the palace of Oba of Benin via letter dated October 25, 2007 for a meeting with the royal father scheduled for  November 27, 2007.

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