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Funeral & Burial Ceremony
OF
CHIEF COL. OLABODE ADEWUYI

WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY, 2016

Praise worship Night. Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

THURSDAY 28TH JULY, 2016

Lying in State at His Residence, Plot, 1/4, Atinumo Layout, Agbala-Itura, Old Ife Road, Ibadan. Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Christian Wake-Keep Service. Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

FRIDAY 29TH JULY, 2016

Funeral Service at Agodi Baptist Church, Old-Ife Road, Ibadan. Time: 11:00am
INTERMENT follows at the Military Cemetery, Jericho, Ibadan.

RECEPTION/ENTERTAINMENT of Guests follows immediately at Bashmol EVENT Centre, Opposite Holy Trinity School, Old Ife Road, Ibadan.


BRIEF HISTORY OF LT COL BODE ADEWUYI

James Olabode Akangbe Adewuyi addressed popularly as Bode Adewuyi was born in Alaari village on 17th February, 1936. His birth coincided with the eight day funeral outing of his great maternal uncle popularly called Baba Alaari. Thus Bode’s nativity is Alaari while his father hailed from Ile Abora, Ogbomosho. His primary education spanned between 1944-1953 at Alaari Baptist day school, People’s Institute Ogbomosho, All Saints Anglican School Igbessa and Baptist day school, Ilaro. The demise of his father when Bode was 10 accounted for the many schools he attended at his level. His mother, Alice Adenike Adewuyi single handedly sponsored his education up to Teachers Grade III level.

He met Miss Titilayo Feyisara Oyekan, a classmate, in 1956 in Ilaro during the first teacher training course. They got married seven years later and were first blessed with twin children – a boy and a girl./p>

He had his teacher training at Egbado Teachers Training College Ilaro and Baptist College, Iwo. He burnt mid-night candles to qualify for direct admission into the University of Ife in 1964 at the present campus of Ibadan Polytechnic. His set pioneered movement to the home site at Ile-ife that now houses Obafemi Awolowo University Jan 1967, his year of graduation. He bagged a Honours degree in English.

With limited exposure at the village level, he took to teaching as a career. On a salary of 40 shillings monthly he started the career at Saint Saviour High School, Okesuna, Lagos in January 1954. By April same year he was back to the Baptist fold for his “ordained” calling he found in teaching. He left legacies in various schools and institutions including; Baptist day school, Ekundayo (1954/55) Baptist day school, Ilaro (1958/59), Baptist day school, Osupa Ogbomosho (1963), Baptist college Iwo (1963/64) and Baptist high school two (1967/71), that terminated his teaching career. He was privileged to teach the following;

  • - His Excellency Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala (Osupa day School)
  • Chief Bisi Adesola, one time SSG Oyo State (Baptist College, Iwo)
  • Professor J. Olaifa LAUTECH (Baptist college, Iwo)
  • J.A. Oladokun (Rtd.) Registrar, LAUTECH (Baptist College, Iwo)
  • Professor Bayo Adeyemi LAUTECH (Baptist High School, Iwo)
  • Late Chief Demola Ajala SAN (Baptist High School, Iwo) first SAN from Ogbomosho.

In 1971, he received a second ‘calling’ to the military career. He was commissioned into the Nigeria Army Public Relations in the rank of Captain on 16th September 1971. After military training in Abeokuta with colleagues including; Brigadier General Fred Chijuka, Col Dayo Fasina, Major-General Ajana and Lt. Col Bola Ogunsanwo, he had various military assignments. He served at Lagos, 3 Div APR Jos and lastly at 2 Div APR Ibadan where he was retired, January 1984 shortly after being awarded “psc” earned at Command and Staff College Jaji. Daddy served UN HQ of the Interim Force-in-Lebanon (UNI.FIL) in 1980 and was appointed Force Welfare Officer.


TRIBUTE TO CHIEF ADEWUSI

By Aliyu Ibrahim Atta

The cold hands of death visited one of our finest and revered top cops, Chief Sunday Adewusi, on Tuesday, January 26, at the ripe age of 80. The death of Chief Sunday Adewusi at the National Hospital in Abuja shocked the Nigeria Police Force. I, personally, received the sad news of his demise with great shock and sorrow.

As a mark of respect to the departed, I have to pay this tribute. I would like to express my deepest and sincere shock on the passing away to eternity of this great leader of ours, Chief Sunday Adewusi. I first met Chief Sunday Adewusi in Kano in 1962 as a young officer in the Nigeria Police Force. He was transferred to Kano at that time after having served as “ADC” to the first President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, late Owelle of Onitsha, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. A good police officer who always encouraged others to aspire to greater heights in the force, Chief Adewusi’s coming into Kano in 1962 saved my career in the Police from the hands of some old police officers who were fighting newly passed-out Cadet Officers. Some old colonial police officers felt their jobs were threatened by the rising wave of young officers, hence the hatred.

After rescuing me from the fangs of these antagonistic officers, I was two months later promoted to the rank of Ag. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and was posted to Yola to continue my duties as a police officer. Some years later, precisely in 1972, I again met Chief Adewusi as the head of the Force CID Alagbon Close.

At that time, the then Inspector-General of Police Late Alhaji Kam Salem, engineered the formation of a new Force CID known as “Alagbon Close”. Under Chief Adewusi, I became one of the fourth luckiest sectional heads to work under him and certainly

I learnt a lot of practical police duties from him and benefitted immensely from his vast experience. The Adewusi days at Alagbon Close made the country to pass through a political history in view of the then Force CID’s ways of investigating matters and achieving good results. It is a fact to state that after Alhaji Kam Salem, Chief Sunday Adewusi was the next colonially trained police officer in the country.

It is rather sad and unfortunate that at this time in our political history that God has brought someone as President in the person of Muhammadu Buhari, who is ready to correct some shortfalls in the governance of this great nation and bring about sanity in the running of the affairs of the Nigeria Police Force where Chief Adewusi’s unalloyed contributions would have been needed, the cold hands of death snatched him away.

The demise of Chief Adewusi is not only a loss to his family now headed by Chief (Alhaja) Mrs Adewusi and the children, but a colossal loss to the country in general and the Nigeria Police Force in particular. Chief Adewusi really shaped the Nigeria Police Force as an AIG, Force CID Alagbon Close and subsequently as an IGP. He is an officer I shall never forget. I thank him even in death because he saved my career in the Police Force when a powerful chief met the late General Murtala Muhammed, the then Head of State, lied against me and also requested that I should be retired from the force. At that time, most officers got retired from the force for flimsy reasons. But thanks to God Almighty, late IGP M.D. Yusuf and late Chief Sunday Adewusi saved my career by telling the Head of State the truth. For my flair in detecting and investigating matters, I was posted as the head of Interpol Nigeria. However, to satisfy the powerful chief, I was subsequently posted to the old Bendel State (now Edo and Delta states) to head the CID there as an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

To Chief (Alhaja) Mrs Adewusi and the family. I say take heart and bear this great loss. We pray that the good Lord grant his soul eternal rest and grant him paradise till we meet to part no more.

Late Chief Sunday Adewusi enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Sub-Inspector and had his basic police training in 1957. He served as Inspector-General of Police during the civilian administration of Alhaji Shehu Shagari. He was a good officer and served his country well.

Police officers, both serving and retired, admired his qualities as a top cop. The late Adewusi never got tired of efforts to improve the standard of policing in the country as he always honoured invitations to police functions.

Fasanmi mourns ex-IG Adewusi

Afenifere chieftain, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, commiserates with the family of the former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Chief Sunday Adewusi.

We have been friends for many years; in the past 30 years, we have been communicating. He was a dedicated police officer. He was very supportive when we founded Anti-Robbery Corruption Committee in the 1970s.

Since he retired from the police force, he has remained a loyal friend to me. My heartfelt condolences go to the wife, the children, the people of Ogbomoso and the Nigeria Police Force. We have lost a rare gem. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.


OBITUARY

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our leader Asiwaju Sunday Adewusi.

Chief Sunday Adewusi, Leader of the Ogbomoso Community Foundation (OCF) was Nigeria's former Inspector General (IG) of police. The former IG died at the age of 79 on Tuesday night, January, 26 2016 at the National Hospital, in Abuja.

Chief Adewusi was an illustrious son and Leader of Ogbomoso , Oyo state. He had a distinguished career with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) serving as the ADC to the then Governor-General, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, and served in many other important positions with the NPF, eventually he took over from his predecessor, Adamu Suleiman, as the chief of Nigeria's police forces in 1981.

Chief Adewusi was born in Eggon local government area of Nasarawa state to Pa Abraham Ishola Adewusi and Eyiolawi Abeje. He made history when he became the youngest Commissioner of Police at the age of 32. He rose to the position of the IG at the age of 45.

For more than ten years, Chief Adewusi, Asiwaju of Ogbomosoland, was an inspirational leader of the OCF, and much what we have achieved as an organization is due in no small measure to his leadership and generosity.

Our heart-felt condolences to his family, numerous friends and the good people of Ogbomoso.

Adieu. Sun re o.


OCF Celebrates The First Ten Years

In October 2011, Ogbomoso Community Foundation celebrated its first decade of service to Ogbomoso. The five-day events opened on October 19th with a colorful and stately imageries of the various changes in Yoruba culture as exemplified by Ogbomoso. Chaired by Chief (Mrs.) Adewusi and masterfully presented by Prof ROM Kalilu at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, the "Pageant of Yoruba Cultural Fluxes" event was a dazzling opening to a celebration of 10-years of service.

The second day event featured a lecture by Prof Alex Gboyega on "Home Town Associations and Local Development". This even, sponsored by Daybis Ltd, was chaired by Prof Timothy Olagbemiro, the Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University, with Dr. David Oladipo as Master of Ceremony.

Ogbomoso youths were featured prominently in the celebrations, including a Final Secondary Schools' Debate among the top five secondary schools debating societies in Ogbomoso.

Another highlight of the celebration was the Cultural Presentation at Ogbomoso Recreation Club. It featured Body Linguistic Dance Ewi by Chief Lere Paimo, Ashanti (Ghana) cultural display, Ewi-Ojo Oluwatanna, Playlet-Ghana Troup, Ijala Ere Ode and Juju & Sekere.

The festivities were capped with a Merit Awards and Gala Night at the Ogbomoso Recreation Club. All major political personalities were present, including former Oyo State Governor, Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, Hon. Mulikat Akand-Adeola, Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Otunba Funso Lawal and many others.
Among the honorees were:

10th Anniverssary Honourees

Chief Sunday AdewusiAlhaji Abdul-Ganiyu LawalMr. Olusola Luther-King
Hon. Christopher Agboola AjaoChief L.A. GbadamosiPrince Abidoye Ayoola
Air Cdre J. Olayiwola Atanda (rtd)Chief Samuel Akingbelu MagbagbeolaPrince Iyiola Olabisi, JP
Mr. Emmanuel Olayiwola AdeyemiMajor-Gen Oladayo Popoola (rtd)Deaconess Victoria Alabi
Prince Oyerinde Dokun (post-humous)Chief Edmund Oluwemimo Gesinde (post-humous)Dr. George Green (post-humous)


Welcome Address delivered by
Asiwaju Chief Sunday Adewusi Leader, Ogbomoso Community Foundation
On the Launching of the Website

It is my joy, honour and a rare privilege to welcome you to the website of the Ogbomoso Community Foundation (OCF). I have no doubt in my mind that you will find this site pertinent and will love to visit it from time to time as it is dynamic, all embracing, friendly and inviting. You will not only be informed and educated on the foundation and her activities but will as well be treated and equipped with valuable and useful resource both retrospective and current on our dear fatherland.

Whatever tribe and tongue you belong and wherever you are, please always remember that love, peace and concord are basic and indispensable ingredients that are germane to the development of man and society. I have in many forums and from time to time kept on preaching the need for peace in Ogbomosoland and I will therefore seize this medium to call on you, our sons and daughters both at home and the diaspora and all our friends visiting this site to recognise and embrace this vital key to success wherever you are.

It is only in atmosphere of peaceful co-existence that growth and development will exist and thrive. Confusion, hatred and turmoil arising from mis-understanding, distorted information or lack of it is harmful, unhelpful and disastrous to the noble goal of development. Useful information that is devoid of negative coloration will go a long way in kick-starting the society to growth and development and sustaining it as well. Information is an important data if value  in the decision making process and this is why Ogbomoso Community Foundation (OCF) is hosting and maintaining this website. The foundation will strive at all times to make it detailed, current and relevant.

You are therefore always welcome to this site. 



OCF Mission

Ogbomoso Community Foundation (OCF) is a voluntary, free and democratic association of Ogbomoso indigenes and society with the mission to pursue "the continued and sustainable growth, development, progress and prosperity of Ogbomosoland, ensuring the welfare of its sons and daughters (citizens) at home and in diasporas through non discrimination and cooperation in a climate full of understanding, unity, peace and concord

Trustees and Executive Committee

The OCF Trustees are distinguished members of Ogbomoso Community and Nigeria. The current Chair of the Board of Trustees is Asiwaju Sunday Adewusi, while Chair of the Executive Committee is Gen (rtd) Oladayo Popoola.

About Ogbomosoland

A brief history of Ogbomoso shows that the town was founded by Ogunlola about 1891. Ogunlola was of Ibariba descent. He came to the area now known as Ogbomoso in pursuit of his hunting profession. He stayed under ajagbon tree (still by the side of the palace) and used the branches for hanging gears. The whole place was at this time (around the middle of the seventeenth century), a dense jungle. He Ogunlola was an expert archer and brave hunter. Later he and his wife, Esuu, built their hut by the side of the ajagbon tree.

The traditional ruler of Ogbomoso is the Soun. The Soun Dynasty dates back to the time of Ogunlola. The reputation of Soun Ogunlola grew tremendously and his authority over his contemporaries was recognized after his return from Oyo. His sons, Lakale, Kekere Esuo, Eiye and Jogioro assumed nobility and started to mark themselves out from the rest of the populace. However, it was Jogioro, a famous, strong and brave man who sought and brought respectability to the leadership of the Soun family, and it was not a surprise that through one of his sons, KUMOYEDE, the Soun dynasty had become firmly established in Ogbomosoland.

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