What you should know about Lekki in Lagos

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗲𝗸𝗸𝗶 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝟭𝟵𝟭𝟬

Ileke ( now called Lekki ) was a village on the eastern end of the Lekki Peninsula below refuge island, which was itself named after this village. It was known as Ebute Ileke by the local Yoruba people there.

The natives were originally from Ile Ife and settled down at Ijebu Ode. From Ode they migrated down to Ilara and from Ilara to Epe. Thence, they finally settled at Ileke called Lekki today led by one Lootu son of Labolo, grandson of Oba Alara. Maternally, Lootu was the grandson of Oba Nenuwa/Lenuwa of Ode Omi. Lootu was a great salt panner who engaged in the extraction of edible salt from Brine (Seawater).

Refuge Island in Lagos, known in Yoruba as IDE was a gift given to him (Lootu) by his grandad when he learnt that his daughter had given birth to a male son.

When he grew old and died he was buried in Epe. His eldest daughter Ope had an issue with a man from Imakun Omi by name, one Adejebe. The son of this union Ogundosunmu became the first recognized ruler

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