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Oba Akintoye was the 11th Oba of Lagos. He was a grandson of former Oba Ologun Kutere. He ruled from 1841 to 1845, when he was deposed by his nephew Kosoko, and was reinstated with the help of British troops to rule from 1851 to his death in 1853.

He is known for having tried to ban slave trading. He experienced opposition from Madam Tinubu, a then-slave trader and adversary to British involvement in Lagos, and was overthrown by his nephew in 1845. He then met British troops, whose country had banned slave trading in 1807, and conspired to regain his seat in return for the suppression of the slave trade among the Yoruba people of Lagos. He overthrew his nephew in 1851, signed a treaty with the British to end the slave trade in Lagos, and ruled for two more years. He was succeeded by Oba Dosunmu.


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