by on May 5, 2019
Born on 26th June, 1926 at the ancient city of Ado-Ekiti. Trained as a soldier at the Defence Academy and at the Eaton Officers Candidate School, UK. He moved up in ranks and became the first military governor of the former Western Region, Yorubaland.
He was a gallant Yoruba man who died defending nobel integrity. He was hosting the then military head of state at the Yoruba seat of power; Ibadan on that fateful day when the counter coupists arrived to overthrow
Why Was He Killed??
Adekunle Fajuyi did not commit any crime than the fact that he was playing host to Ironsi [the then military head of state] on July 29,1966 when Northern officers who staged a revenge coup following the Kaduna Nzeogwu-led coup of January 15,1966 struck. Disgruntled Northern officers led by Murtala Mohammed, TY Danjuma,Martin Adamu and others spearheaded a rebellion within the army after the event of January [where Nigeria's major politicians were assassinated] .
Adekunle who refused to allow the rebellious soldiers gain access to his guest, demanded he must be shot first before they kill Ironsi, and sadly that was what happened eventually on the fateful 29th July, 1966
My His Soul Rest In Peace.