Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo: Sad day as Ondo monarch dies after 43 years on throne

Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo: Sad day as Ondo monarch dies after 43 years on throne

- Ondo state has lost one of its longest-reigning monarchs, Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo

- Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo was Iralepo of Isikan until his death on Wednesday, February 3

- The deceased monarch ascended the throne in 1978; about two years after the demise of his predecessor, Oba Aladetoyinbo

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Ondo state has been thrown into mourning following the death of one of its longest-reigning monarchs, Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo.

The deceased monarch of Isikan community in Akure South local government area of Ondo state died after spending 43 years on the throne, The Punch reported.

The newspaper stated that Prince Dapo Ojo, one of the children of the monarch, confirmed his death on Wednesday, February 3.

Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo: Ondo monarch dies after 43 years on throne
Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo, Iralepo of Isikan, dies after 43 years on throne. Photo credit: Regent Adebusola Oluwatuyi
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Oba Olu-Ojo reportedly ascended the throne in 1978, after the demise of his predecessor, Oba Aladetoyinbo in 1976.

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