The Olowo of Owo in Ondo state, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi CFR has joined his ancestors. Oba Olagbegi who died at the age of 77, in the early hours of Wednesday, was born on June 26, 1941.
Oba Folagbade was the eldest son of the late Olowo of Owo in Ondo State, Sir Olateru Olagbegi who ruled the ancient town between 1910–1998.
He was installed as the traditional ruler of the ancient town in 2003 by the late Governor Olusegun Agagu.
He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Benin in 2005 and later Chancellor University of Abuja.
He was at the time of his death, the chancellor of the University of Jos and former chairman of the Ondo council of Obas. He was married to Olori Ololade Olateru Olagbegi and the family was blessed with children and grandchildren.
A Chief in the community who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the occurrence and said the funeral arrangements will be made public after necessary rites had been completed.
“Yes, the Monarch is dead but we cannot announce it for now. There are some traditions to follow,” the Chief said.
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