Sanusi Olusi

Sanusi Olusi was the Oba of Lagos who came to the throne in 1928 upon the death of Ibikunle Akitoye whose path he trailed in discontinuing with paganism. Eleko Esugbayi, his predecessor who made enemies among British officials was still in exile around this time. Sanusi bowed out peacefully when Eleko Esugbayi won the legal battle to regain his seat in 1931. He was compensated by the Colonial government and a palace was built for him at Oke Arin known as Iga-Olusi. Sanusi was the first Muslim oba of Lagos and he had caused a stir when he attended the Muslim praying ground during a festival in 1928.

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