The Gendarmes were acting on behalf of Business Magnet Baba Danpullo(Ndawara) who owns Elba Ranch,land given to him by former Fon of ESU village. The extension of the land today by danpullo has been seen by villagers as an illegal occupation and an abuse on the ESU man.
When the ESU land crisis started sometime back in February, the present Fon Kum-a-Chuo II Albert Chi stood his ground that they villagers can never allow Danpullo to expand Elba Ranch by illegally occupying 10,000 Hectares of Esu Land. The ESU land crisis brought PM Philemon Yang to the Northwest region on Saturday February 27, 2016 to broker peace.
Mr Yang told Baba Danpullo to solve the problem with Northwest administration while dialoguing with ESU Fon and his elders. During the meeting which took place at AYABA hotel in Bamenda, the prime minister had refused Baba’s plea for reinstatement of an injunction against the people of ESU ,but the business tycoon has always maintained that he has spent much money to see the land become his.