Ipaja land was a village in the then Western Region of Nigeria that consisted majorly of farmers whose livelihood depended on the proceeds gotten from their cocoa crops. This had been sustaining them quite well until a year when the cocoa trees became infected with a disease which had no cure except to cut down the infected trees before the disease spread on to other trees. This was the advice District officer Stanfield together with an agricultural officer, Gregory took to the people of Ipaja. This advice although innocently stated with the welfare of the farmers in mind marked the beginnings of trouble in Ipaja Kingdom. And this was where Benjamin Benjamin came in.
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