How Ogunlola beheaded Elemoso to found Ogbomoso

War between Ogunlola and Elemoso that led to the creation of Ogbomoso


Elemoso battles Oyo Ile during the leadership of the Ibaribas while Ogunlola was in captivity waiting for trial. 

The Elemoso really caused a great deals of havoc among the people of the Oyo to the extent that he was feared by the people when at war front. Ogunlola requested Alaafin to let him out of detention to confront the immoral actions flaunted by Elemoso which has caused an extreme hardship and famine in the land. Later, Alaafin granted Ogunlola freedom out of detention. 

Ogunlola was freed and meticulously studied his(Elemoso) tactics, shot him down and beheaded him. He took the butchered head to Alaafin and he was immensely complimented by the monarch. His brave actions got Alaafin impressed which made him to request that Ogunlola should stay with him in his palace but, he declined. 

Ogunlola went back to his settlement in Ajagbon tree. People  passing along the route changed the name of the settlement to Ido Ẹniti ó gbé Ẹlẹ̀mọ́sọ̀. 

The settlement is till today known as “Ogbomoso”

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