The Clan - IGBUDUYA


 

 


Okobo was the third son of Ekpeye. He was named after the box of medicine and charms of his father. He was a brave hunter, a fisherman, a medicine man, a farmer and trader. He moved southward from Ula-Ube into the forest and swamps of the eastern bank of Orashi River.

He made a hunting camp in the forest of the place and tracing the viability of the area during his hunting expedition, he planted medicine and charms at the camp to pacify the goddess of the area. There was what is now called Ugboko-Okobo (Okobo shrine), the position of the present Ulo-Okobo 2. Because of the mysteries of the spirits of the gods at the shrine, he moved a bit further to where Ula-Okobo1 is now situated. As time went on, some of his children moved to the site of the shrine, the former settlement of Okobo now called Ula-Okobo2.

He had many children; he named the first son Adhime-gbe Obu meaning hope. Ugbeobu, a brave hunter like his father went on hunting expeditions. He discovered many lakes and fish swamps. As a fisherman, he decided to settle at the area and prepared medicine in a clay pot called Idu and buried it in that forest to pacify the gods of the area. That is where Idu now stands.

He had eight children, seven males and a female. He called his first son Idu. They emerged as towns and villages of Ekperede, Ebrass, Akalaolu, Akalamini, Onito and Emezi. With the children of Ugbeobu now called Ugbobi, other children of Okobo were Oshika, Odialugboji, Odiopiti, Upatabo, Odiogbo, Odieke, Okogbe, Ogbologbolo, Obodi, Ogbode, Uyakama, Odigwe and Anakpo.

When the whiteman came, the interpreter referred to the people of the area as people of the forest, meaning, "emene Igbuduya," the towns and villages became towns and villages of Igbuduya which is now Igbuduya group of villages.

Ula-Okobo is the head village and Okogbe is the administrative towns because of its central location.

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