The Arum (a Traditional warlord / Administrator)of Ile Nobu, Umunede in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, Mr Ndubuisi Oshiadi has been removed from office. He was shown the exit door by his people of Ile Nobu on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 after a resolution was taken on his involvement in an illegal land deal of twenty million naira( #20,000,000) with an Igbo businessman where about two hundred plots of land belonging to the Esegbena Clan was sold without the knowledge and consent of his people.
Speaking in an interview on behalf of the elders, a former president general, Umunede Progressive Union, UPU and the Igirigi of Umunede Kingdom, Chief Augustine Aghaulor said, “The Arum of Ile Nobu, Umunede,Mr Ndubuisi Usiade has been removed from office and a temporary administrator, Chukwudi Elelegwu has been appointed to act until a substantive Arum is chosen.
He was removed from office following his involvement in an illegal land deal with an Igbo businessman. The said Land meauring about two hundred plots belong to the Esegbena Clan in Umunde.He conspired with some persons in the family and collected twenty million naira (#20,000,000) from an Igbo businessman for the sales of the two hundred plots of land at a throwaway price. The transaction was illegal because it never followed due process. His duty was to co-ordinate activities affecting Ile Nobu on the advise of the elders and not to do anything at the detriment of the people. If there is going to be any plan to sell land it must be a collective decision by all the clans concerned. No stranger, no matter how highly placed in the society will dictate to us how to sell our land. The former Arum and his cohorts had earlier refused the sum of ten million naira(#10million) offered for seventy-five plots of land by Umunede indigenes in Lagos, yet, they sold two hundred plots of land for twenty million naira (#20,000,000).
We have met with His Royal Majesty, Agadagidi Ezenwali, the Obi of Umunede and he has directed that the said payment be refunded. He also directed that a substantive Arum be appointed twenty-one days after the removal of the former one. Therefore, following the arrogance, inpunity and corruption that trailed the llegal transactions, Ndubuisi Oshiadi was shown the way out. If the conspirators want peace and unity they must return the money because the land they sold belongs to all of the community. None of the clans has right to sell any land without the consent of the others.
He disclosed that a temporary Arum has been appointed from Ojubi Clan while the main replacement will come from Ozoba family because it is always rotated among the clans.
Meanwhile, at the time of filling this report, all efforts made to reach Mr Ndubuisi Oshiadi for his comment on the issue was not successful.