The paramount traditional ruler of Owo kingdom in Ondo state, Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, reportedly passed away on Tuesday, April 16.
Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, who was installed in 1999 by Owo kingmakers, died at the age of 77.
Legit.ng gathers that prior to his death, he was the chancellor of the federal University of Jos in Plateau state.
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Life and background
Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi was born into the ruling family in Owo. He is the eldest son of the late Olowo of Owo, Sir Titus Olateru Olagbegi II.
He 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
After many years of professional engagement as lawyer, he rose to the peak of his career as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Olagbegi was a lecturer in the Nigerian Law School, where he retired as a reader in 1999.
In 1999, he became the king of Owo kingdom after being considered worthy by the Owo kingmakers.
He was given the staff of office by the late governor Olusegun Agagu on December 11, 2003.
Role and public service
Olateru Olagbegi was appointed as the chancellor of University of Benin (Nigeria) in 2005 and later University of Abuja. He was the chancellor of the University of Jos, a federal university in Nigeria, until his death on Tuesday.
Besides, he was the former chairman of the Ondo state council of Obas.
He was married to Ololade Olateru-Olagbegi, a barrister and law lecturer at Ondo State University, and they were blessed with children.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former president of Court of Appeal, who also doubled as the Galadiman of Katsina, Justice Mamman Nasir, had died on Saturday, April 13, at the Federal Medical Center, Katsina.
A statement released by the secretary of Katsina Emirate Council, Bello Ifo, said Justice Nasir died after a brief illness and would be buried according to Islamic right in his place in Malumfashi.
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