Major Samuel. Ademulegun, commander of the Queen of England’s Nigerian Regiment until 1960, hands over a brooch to Queen Elizabeth at the annual Royal Tournament held in London.The largest military parade in the world which brings together all the Commonwealth troops.
Samuel Adesujo Ademulegun was a Nigerian officer in the Nigerian army. He was Commander of the No 1 brigade in 1966, and attained the military rank brigadier-general.
Samuel Ademulegun and his wife were killed in the 1966 coup when coupists led by Timothy Onwuatuegwu, an instructor at the Nigerian Military Training College barged into his room and was shot dead on his bed.
In an eye witness account of the murder of Samuel Ademulegun in an interview by his daughter, Mrs. Solape Ademulegun-Agbi, she narrates how her father was killed by military officers. Her account provides details of the invasion and gruesome murder of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1st Division in Kaduna state. Killed in what is considered Nigeria's first coup, the perpetrators are recorded to believe to be ridding the country of corrupt politicians and those who were close to them

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