According to report reaching oyogist.com, popular Nigerian Human Rights Law lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has reportedly stated that popular Yoruba Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho has no right to issue an eviction notice to the Fulani herders in Yoruba land.
Sunday Igboho had earlier fingered the fulani herders in Yoruba land to be the ones behind the numerous criminal activities being perpetrated in the South Western part of the country.
The Nigerian Senior Advocate made this known during an interview with BBC on Wednesday, noting that most of the Fulani herders had been residing in the South Western part of the country and that constitutionally, no one has the right to evict them. He also noted that the aggrieved party should not resort to violence but they should rather take their grievances to the court of law to get justice.
“Anybody who is affected by such illegal quit notices would have to go to court to stop whoever is issuing the notices. That is the law but don’t let us resort to violence; it is unnecessary.
“With profound respect under our laws, even a squatter cannot be ejected and that is why on a daily basis, tenants are given quit notices by landlords or owners of properties.
“So, a private citizen cannot wake up and say anybody should leave the community, you must embrace the rule of law. Nobody can do that, not even the government because section 43 of the constitution says every citizen shall have the right to own and acquire properties in any parts of the country.
“The campaign of the human rights community is that if you are born in a place, or you have lived for not less than ten years in any part of the country, you should be considered an indigene and be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the so-called indigenes of the state. So, for me, there is no way I can embrace anyone who has given quit notice to any group of people.”