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The respected Egba monarch, Olowu of Owu Kingdom Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu is dead.
The news of the demise of the monarch was officially announced on Tuesday night by the Ogun State government through a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs , Hon Afolabi Afuape.
Hon Afuape expressed his condolences to the Chiefs and people of Owu over the demise of the Royal Father who joined his fathers on Sunday, December 12 after a prolonged illness.
The Commissioner said the State mourns the veteran TV producer who ascended the throne in 2005 as the 13th Olowu after Oba Adewale Adisa Odeleye, Lagbedu 1 who transited to glory in 2003.
He said, “the State mourns the veteran TV producer who ascended the throne in 2005 as the 13th Olowu after Oba Adewale Adisa Odeleye, Lagbedu 1 who transited to glory in 2003″.
Meanwhile, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed shock at the transition of the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Olusanya Dosunmu, Amororo II.
Prince Abiodun described the late Oba Dosunmu as a man of peace and a passionate supporter of development.
In a condolence message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the governor condoled with the monarch’s immediate family and the people of Owu.
The governor said they should take solace in the lasting impact he had on his domain.
He prayed that God Almighty grants Kabiyesi’s soul eternal repose and the people he left behind the fortitude to bear this loss.
As at the time of this report, no official statement from the palace in regards to the news of the demise of the monarch.