Today in Nigeria’s History
Daily Times, Wednesday, March 26, 1958
ADELABU IS DEAD!!!
“Shagamu Car Crash Victim; Two others die in night collision”
Paper Reads: Alhaji Adegoke Adelabu was last night killed in a car crash at ode-Remo Shagamu.
Two other People who were travelling in the same car as Alhaji Adelabu also died, they are still unidentified
The news of Alhaji Adelabu’s untimely death was revealed in Lagos by Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh who was the Minister of Finance.
Nicknamed ‘The Lion of the West” Adegoke Gbadamosi Adelabu (1915- 1958) aka ‘Penkelemesi'(‘Peculiar Mess’)/ Lion of the West. Orator, Writer and Politician.