History: How Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II (Alaaye of Efon Alaaye) was sentenced to death for ritual murder in 1949

Efon Alaaye, the hilly and rocky boarder town between today’s Osun and Ekiti states is one of the ancient towns of Yorubaland. Like most towns in the same town, Efon Alaaye traces its roots to the cradle of Yoruba civilization, Ile- Ife. Life was as usual, rustic, with everyone been his brother’s keeper. However something very strange happened in the…

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