Adebo succeeded his brother Arogangan.
He was chosen by the Elders of Oyo, in preference to Afunja; who might now have been placed on the throne of Yoruba on account of his greatness of mind, but was refused because of his treachery.
Adebo reigned only 120 days. It is supposed that he was poisoned.
Maku, one of the royal family, a favourite of Afunja, succeeded Adebo: but it appears that the majority of the inhabitants of Oyo were not well pleased with him.
There was war at Igboho : and Maku, accompanied by one of the King’s counsellors, took the command ; but being unsuccessful in the undertaking, through pride, shame,- and vexation, he chose rather to die than return home ; so he killed himself. He reigned only three months.
After Maku’s death, it appears there was an interregnum of five years, during which period the political affairs were conducted by one Ojo, who was Obbasorun (a privy-counsellor).
Majotu succeeded Maku, and reigned for some time well ; but his son, being a very wicked young man, did a great deal of mischief in the kingdom, chiefly by kidnapping. The people complained very bitterly against him ; and at last required him to be delivered up, that he might be dealt with accordirng to law.
Majotu felt very uneasy on account of his son’s behaviour, and life became such a misery to him, that he preferred death to life, and poisoned himself.
It is not certain how long he reigned.
It is not uncommon among the Yorubans, under some injury, vexation, or disappointment, to commit suicide, either by taking some poisonous draught, sticking themselves with a poisoned wrow, or cutting their throats or bellies with a sword or razor.
Such are generally looked upon as acts of bravery.