PUSH NEWS NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL – January 2nd, 2022
The Oba of Lagos born in 1943, he is an alumnus of Ansar-Ud-Deen College and a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos. He was an officer of the Nigeria Police Force for 32 years, becoming an Assistant Inspector-General of Police in 1999.He has remained committed to clarifying issues concerning the original occupants of Lagos, the place of Isale Eko and the monarchy in the history of Lagos, and answering questions about the language and customs of its people
Sequel to an initial post on the original owners of Lagos and some questions about other Chieftaincy Families in Lagos, this post becomes necessary.
There are FOUR Class of Chiefs in Lagos and they are;
- THE IDẸJỌ – Land Owners.
They have all been gazetted as First Class Obas, while some had been crowned as Obas on their own ancestral lands.
- THE AKARIGBERE – Political and Administrative Arms and The Kingmakers, headed by The Eletu Odibo.
History has it that they accompanied Ashipa on the War Expedition to Lagos.
- THE OGALADE – The Religious Leadership Arm, headed by Obanikoro.
- THE ABAGBỌN – The War Chiefs, headed by The Asogbon.
There is also THE APENA, who serves as The Traditional Chief Justice.
I don’t claim to know it all but this is as narrated and passed down through the years, by elders, chiefs and historical records from government documents.
ÈKÓ ÀKÉTE, ÌLÚ ỌGBỌ́N, ARÓMISÁ LẸ̀GBẸ́ LẸ̀GBẸ.
– Written by Omooba Oluwatoyin Ojora