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Kneading Mud  Over Another’s Ijie
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This was strictly forbidden. Ones ancestral building site is one s Ijie or Ueken Similarly the first person to build over a site owned the spot of ground which thus becomes his IJIE if he left the house to build in another place within. or without the village whether the house fell or not, he still had of his old building site or Ijie. If anyone wanted to build there he most seek the. Consent of the owner and if he did otherwise it was a crime punishable by the Edion. But once he had given his consent to another man to build there, his ownership lapses. The site now belonged to the man who built on It last; hence people are very chary before granting permission to others to build on their Ijie.

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