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A Brief History of Amuren Owo
Historical record indicates that Olowo Ogeja (1386-1430) appointed and installed one of his Ughare Uloro subjects from Uloro quarters to administer and mediate between the feuding subjects of Oloba of Uso and Elemure of Emure-Uli in the early days of their settlement on OWO soil. Consequently, all powers being exercise by Olowo of Owo were conferred on Alamuren of Amuren.
As another war was imminent, Olowo Ogeja ordered his representative, the Alamuren to go mid way between the Emure and Uso people and prevent the two feuding communities from fighting.
Alamuren was given authority to farm on either side of the divide as far as he could go into the Uso communal land. He was also empowered to settle disputes between Emure and Uso communities.
All lions, tigers, leopards, elephants etc., killed by either community were to be deposited with happiness at the Alamuren's palace for onward transission to the Olowo and not directly at the Olowo's palace.
Alamuren was given his complementary chiefs to rule and reign with him. Below are the names of the chiefs:
(1) High Chief Anaun Ogunmola - 2nd in command
(2) High Chief Elegba Oyegoke - 3rd in command
(3) High Chief Elema Ogunlana Ogunmola
(4) High Chief Ogwatonola Adejoro
(5) Chief Orimoloye Ajaka
(6) Chief Obamoritande
(7) Chief Ogboye Adeyemiwo
( Chief Ogwarakaye
(9) Chief Atobediyo Adebayo
(10) Chief Obaduwaye Kayode
(11) Chief Alajagho Elero
(12) Chief Egbinrin
(13) Chief Orisabunmi Bosede
(14) Chief Awosanmi Ayoola
(15) Chief Oladejo
(16) Chief Asikan Ayosukan
(17) Chief Ajinduluma Olukoju
(18) Chief Obatumara Tunde
(19) Chief Ogwatobala Ogunla
(20) Chief Obajare Arokoyu James
(21) Chief Aro
(22) Chief Ogwabumara
The first Alamuren Adagbojoye was succeeded by the following Alamurens:
(1) Alamuren Adagbojoye Fagbe II
(2) Alamuren Uraretorioginso I
(3) Alamuren Uraretorioginso II
(4) Alamuren Obalefan Apetu I
(5) Alamuren Olifantuyi Awogbe II
(6) Alamuren George Ogundimibola I
(7) Alamuren Nathaniel Alafiatayo I - 1978-1981
( Alamuren Joel Alafiatayo II - 1987- till date
During the Ero festival in Owo, Alamuren would perform the role (rites) of an Oba after the Olowo of Owo. During the Ero festival, the Ughares, the Ugbamas,the Eletentens and Ologhos (horns), all from Uloro quarters, Owo, would come to Alamuren, who would dress in Royal Regalia, to welcome them and pray for them according to tradition.
This Ero festival comes up every five, later seven or nine year’s interval after the Ero of an Olowo. In 1386 A.D., Olowo appointed some Uloro Chiefs to follow the Alamuren to settle and farm with him at Amuren. Hence, one can see and hear peculiar Uloro names, chieftaincy titles, appellations and so on among the settlements around Amuren. Those names, titles, appellations are neither found in Emure or Uso communities. Most of these settlements bear the following names till today. The names, at least of historical facts that only Owo people own and have occupied the land since the reign of Olowo Ogeja(1386-1430).
The settlement which the Alamuren is claiming is about forty-seven (47) in number. Their names are as follows:
(1) Olisagho village
(2) Oshogho Ajagun village
(3) Oshogo Nla
(4) Oshogo Ajifunwa
(5) Adafen Camp
(6) Okile Camp
(7) Edigin Camp
( Ugede Camp
(9) Apolute Village
(10) Okundalaye Village
(11) Alajagho Asobe
(12) Egbeda Camp
(13) Ago Isegun Camp
(14) Ago Paanu
(15) Ogudu Camp
(16) Arigbado Camp
(17) Arapate Camp
(18) Oladokun Olayinka
(19) Osurogho Camp
(20) Olisamokun Camp
(21) Udipoti Camp
(22) Ogbodu Camp
(23) Osogho Eleesen
(24) Omi Eja Camp
(25) Sasere Village
(26) Kokoluboto Camp
(27) Ero Camp
(28) bere Oke
(29) Alagha Camp
(30) Elerewe Village
(31) Okekiri Camp
(32) Alajagho Camp
(33) Kajoia Usikaye
(34) Araromi Adafen
(35) Ago Afaa
(36) Sajiyan Village
(37) Oyegun Camp
(38) Bolorunduro Camp
(39) Ago Eminiken
(40) Ago Ekungba
(41) Adafen Adebunmuyi
(42) Ago Jeremiah
(43) Olubola Village
(44) Ago Oriota
(45) Ezekiel Camp
(46) Atosen
(47) Sasere Odu
All the above - named camps and villages were attached to Alamuren of Amuren as they have common beliefs, ideas and tradition since they all come from Owo.
In addition to the above, the Alamurens that reigned during the period 1941-1968, during the reign of OLOWO Sir Olateru Olagbegi II were of equal status with the incumbents of Oloba of Uso, Elemure of Emure-Uli and others. During this period too, the periodic meetings of these Obas were attended by the Alamurens(Alamuren of Amuren George Ogundimibola and his son Nathaniel Alafiatayo I) respectively on the invitation of the Council of Obas and Chiefs. Up to 1970's Grade C customary court was being rotated among Uso,Emure-Uli and Amuren respectively, Late Chief Alajagho Amaka was a member from Uloro quarters,Owo,Chief Aro was a member from Uso, Late Adejoro Ogwatomola was a member too from Amuren; while Mr Adeyemiwo was their Secretary. This was done many years before and after the creation of Ondo State, in 1976.
Moreover, Amuren comprises many ethnic groups. They are Igbo community, Igala community, Ebira community, Idomah community, Edo community, Delta, Calabar, and Hausa etc. From each of these ethnic groups Alamuren chooses a leader and they hold meetings every month end. Amuren town and her and environs has a population of 45,000(forty-five thousand)as per the 2006 census. Amuren town is centrally located between Uso and Emure-Uli along Akure - Owo -Benin expressway and about 38 kilometres North - West of Owo Township, the local government headquaters.
Amuren town is surrounded by thick forest to the west and south of the town and with savannah to the east and north. Amuren is well located and easily accessible from all parts of Ondo State as all major roads from Emure Ekiti, Use Ekiti, Agbado Ekiti, through Eporo road that passes through Amuren. Also, Akure, Ojana, Jolaolu, and Benin all pass through Amuren community.
The people of Amuren are farmers who are not only interested in cash crops such as cocoa, oranges, kolanut, coconut, oil palm etc but also greatly engaged in planting food crops such as cassava, cocoyam, yam, maize, plantain etc.
The social facilities available in Amuren town through the State and Local Government are: Electricity, Schools(private and public), bore - hole water, solar water, federal and state roads, modern market, maternity, churches, mosques, private and public companies and saw - mills.
Source: Pg 140-145, A Synopsis of Owo History by High Chief Aralepo Adedokun Joseph
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