The Obobanyi of Ohionwa in Ihima, Okehi local government area of Kogi state, Chief Jeremiah Akaava, has died at the age of 116.
A statement issued by the Ohionwa clan in Lokoja on Saturday, April 27, said that the monarch died in the late hours of Friday, April 26, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
It said the deceased spent 36 years on the throne.
The statement, signed by Yusuf Itopa on behalf of the Ohionwa Clan, described the late monarch as a man who stood for peace, unity and progress of Ohionwa, Ebiraland and Kogi and Nigeria as a whole.
The clan expressed its gratitude to men and women of goodwill who appreciated the late Obobanyi’s role as a unifying force in the land and consequently showed love and respect to him while alive.
The late monarch has since been buried.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that one of the quintuplets delivered at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja (FMC) on Wednesday, April 17, died.
This was as Dr Taiwo Jones, the head of clinical services, FMC, Lokoja, sought to relocate the family from their present abode to a more conducive part of the state capital.
Dr Jones said that the baby, who had been in incubator, died in the early hours of Monday, April 22.
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