- The Olowu of the Owu Kingdom in Ogun state, Oba Olasanya Dosunmu, Amororo III has reportedly died
- Oba Olasanya Dosunmu, Amororo III was said to have passed on Monday, December 13, in Abeokuta after a brief illness
- The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has also commiserated with the family and friends of the late traditional leader
Tragedy hit the Owu Kingdom in Ogun state following the death of its traditional leader, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Olasanya Dosunmu, Amororo III.
Oba Dosunmu died on Monday, December 13, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state's capital city, This Day reports.
Although details of his death have not been made public, it was gathered that the Olowu of Owu Kingdom reportedly passed on after a brief illness.
Oluwo's life before his death on Monday, December 13
Before his death, Oba Dosunmu in his early days joined the Nigerian Civil Service in 1956 and later the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).
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At NBC, he rose to the position of the head of the drama department and later became the producer of the popular Nigerian Television series, The Village Headmaster that held the record as the longest-running popular television series for over 20 years.
He later left NBC to establish a private film production organisation but left to ascend the Owu Kingdom throne in 2005.
PM News reports that the governor of Ogun state has reacted to the death of the Olowu of the Owu Kingdom.
Governor Dapo Abiodun in a condolence message on Tuesday, December 14, described Oba Dosunmu as a quintessential monarch.
Expressing shock over the passing of the traditional leader, Governor Abiodun said the Oba was a man of peace and a passionate supporter of development in Ogun state and beyond.
Condoling with his immediate family and the people of Owu, the governor urged them to take solace in the lasting impact he had on his domain.
“God Almighty grants Kabiyesi’s soul eternal repose and the people he left behind the fortitude to bear this loss."
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Abiodun described the demise of his father as a painful one and a great loss to him and his family.
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