EREJUWA I SEBASTIAN MANUEL OCTOBIA

Encouraged French activities under captain Jean Francis Landolphe. An Itsekiri Prince named Boudakan who was nephew to this Olu was taken to France for studies by this captain. In July, 1786 Captain J.F. Landolphe left France with this Prince who had learnt the French language, and they arrived Benin River in November of that year. With the permission of the Olu this Captain built a fort and factory at the mouth of the Escravos (Ugborodo) River. But in April, 1792 these fort and factory were burnt down by British Captains who felt threatened by Landolphe’s presence. Olu Erejuwa I had two sons namely: Ijede and Eyeolusan.
About 1760 – 1795 AD

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