The Olowo of Owo town in Ondo State, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, has passed away at the age of 77. According to reports from the family, the first class monarch died on Tuesday night following an undisclosed ailment.
The source said, “Kabiyesi has gone to join his forefathers but the palace has not made any announcement officially about the development. When it is time, the palace would let the world know in line with the tradition of our town.”
The late monarch was installed in 1999 by the Owo kingmakers but was given the staff of office by the late governor Olusegun Agagu on December 11, 2003. He was a lawyer and received his first degree in law from London, UK and attended Nigeria Law school, in 1968 before practising Law under the tutelage of late Fatai Williams and rose to the peak of his career as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
During his reign, the deceased was appointed Chancellor of the University of Benin in 2005 and later Chancellor, University of Abuja. Until his demise, he was Chancellor of the University of Jos and former chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas.