A CASE OF KING AHAB AND CITIZEN NABOTH REPLICATED IN AMECHI UWANI: IMPUNITY ON THE PROWL!
In 1 Kings 21, the Bible informed a narrative of how King Ahab moved with out warning and killed one Naboth and seized a chunk of land belonging to him close to his palace in Israel.
The Bible data that Naboth’s winery near King Ahab’s palace was a selection web site. Igwe Ahab coveted the land and approached Naboth to present him the land in trade for an additional land elsewhere. He doesn’t need the poor Naboth to dwell close to his opulence palace.
Naboth naturally refused the supply and this angered the king whereupon he conspired together with his spouse, the infamous and depraved Jezebel they usually killed the poor man and purchased his land for his or her use.
A case much like that is now happening at Amechi Uwani; a sleepy suburb in Enugu South Local Government Area the place the Igwe of the Community is at present taking part in Ahab. He is but to kill his sufferer anyway however a journey of 1 thousand miles begins with little steps.
The matter entails a widow, one Elizabeth Nnaji whose land is behind the palace of the reining Igwe of Amechi Uwani whose picture is right here contained.
Earlier, like King Ahab, the Igwe in a seemingly innocent transfer had requested that the poor widow arms him a portion of her land in order to create an entry highway to a yard gate he needed to construct, maybe for security causes. The widow readily obliged. In reality, we learnt that due to this, a Well dug on that land was sealed until today to permit the easement. The Igwe has been utilizing the entry highway given to him by the widow to entry the again gate and there was no drawback in any respect because the Igwe’s palace gate is positioned on one other highway distant from the widow’s land.
Trouble began when the widow’s son needed to assemble a small store for her widowed mom on her mentioned land to allow her to calm down in a single place to do small enterprise as age is not on her aspect.
This transfer enraged the Igwe and he objected to the development of the store. He doesn’t, like King Ahab, need the widow to do something close to his gate regardless that the land belongs to the widow.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Igwe’s palace gate just isn’t anyplace close to this widow’s mentioned land however on one other highway fully the place the widow’s actions don’t disturb the Igwe and his guests.
Anyway, standing on their proper as house owners of the land, the widow’s son went forward with the development of the store.
The Ahab of our story, the reining Igwe of Amechi Uwani ordered his boys; a gang of village urchins on his payroll, to demolish the widow’s store. They did so and equally carted away rods and different supplies for the development. Impunity on the prowl!
Below is the rubble stays of the widow’s demolished store. Sad!! It was learnt that this matter has been reported to some widow’s and girls’s human rights group however the Igwe seems to have compromised them.
Traditional rulers are alleged to be the custodians of the people’s tradition and just like the Chancellor within the English Feudal System, maintain the fairness and good conscience of the people. They should due to this fact not be those to desecrate that which the people maintain sacred.
Widows and different downtrodden members of the group are alleged to benefit from the safety of conventional rulers to whom they should run to when injustice pursued them. The reverse should not be the case as we presently witness in Amechi Uwani.
It is Government that appoints Traditional Rulers and we consider that once they do, they appoint match and correct individuals who should reply to the outline of a standard ruler. When due to this fact such people deviate from the norms and use their place to intimidate their vassals, Government should not maintain quiet and look the opposite manner.
It is in opposition to this background that the Commissioner accountable for Chieftaincy issues in Enugu State should do one thing to save lots of this poor widow at Amechi Uwani from the greed and kleptomaniac tendencies of the normal ruler of the group.
Brother conventional rulers in Enugu South LGA should additionally rise in opposition to this impunity being demonstrated in opposition to a widow by one in every of their very own as a result of it offers them a foul title and picture. They should in clear phrases, condemn the angle of the Igwe of Amechi Uwani as King David roundly condemned the perpetrator of the evil in Prophet Nathan’s story in 2 Samuel chapter 12 earlier than Nathan informed him that he certainly, was the perpetrator.
On the cautionary aspect, Igwe Ogbodo should realise that God doesn’t joke with widows. He by no means did at any time. He locations loads of weight on widows’ teardrops. So, anyone who persecutes a widow has chosen to hitch points with God as a result of He will certainly struggle again on their behalf. In this case, God will struggle for this Amechi Uwani widow.
By Nnaji Paschal.
Source : ABA CITY BLOG
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