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Amos Ococoloko

Amos Ococoloko was the son of Daudu Akerejola Arubani. His mother was popularly known as Olawumi wiya. In fairness of complexion and handsomeness, he took after his father. He had his early education in St. Peters School, Ogori.

Amos was very intelligent and articulate. He was a neat, organized and kempt man. He got appointed as a clerk with the Native Authority, and preferred to work with the Ologori, to whom he eventually become almost indispensable.

He was one of the closest confidants of Bawa's, both in personal and administrative matters.

Ococoloko, as he was fondly called by his peers, was a lively person. He married Agboola, the daughter of Akande Alasoka (Onifoto) and had:

1. Susan Simisola

2. Columbus Olubimboye

3. William Olasojumi

4. Kemimolu

5. Toluloke and

6. Olafimihan

Later he had (6) Jadesola by another woman and all who, characteristically were named by his beloved elder brother – Bawa.

He will be remembered for standing firmly by his brother, unshaken, in thick and thin. If there was anyone who understood Bawa most, Amos was the one. He was one of the first few to own a bicycle in Ogori. He also served as public relation officer to the Ologori. It was in active service of the Ologori that he had an accident on his bicycle. This accident became increasingly complicated and made him bedridden for several months, in the era when good medical services were not easily accessible.

He and his brother loved each other so much that Amos never recovered from his brother's death until he passed on in less than a year after Bawa's death.