- Former Deji of Akure, Oba Oluwadare Adepoju Adesina, Osupa Ill, has reportedly joined his ancestors
- Recall that the the 45th Deji of Akure was deposed by former governor of Ondo state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko
- This was after the monarch had a public fight with his wife in Akure, a fight that led to her sustaining injuries
Oba Oluwadare Adepoju Adesina, Osupa Ill, the deposed Deji of Akure, has passed on. The deceased was said to have passed on in a private hospital in Abuja in the early hours of after a brief illness on Thursday, January 27.
Recall that the 45th Deji of Akure was was deposed by the immediate-past governor of Ondo state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, after a public fight with his wife in Akure, the state capital.
Confirming his death, spokesman for the Adesina Royal Family of the Osupa Ruling House, Dapo Adesina, said the deposed monarch prayed for the peace of Akure Kingdom before his transition.
The statement read:
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“Oba Oluwadare Adepoju has passed on to the eternal glory this morning, January 27, 2022 during a brief illness. He passed on in a private hospital in Abuja early hour of today.
“The late Oba Adepoju was deposed by former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko on grounds of misunderstanding between the monarch and his wife.
“Before his transition to the eternal glory, the deposed monarch prayed for the peace of Akure Kingdom. He said he did his best in defending his people while on the throne.
“The late deposed Deji of Akure Kingdom said God made it possible for him as a son of the Osupa Ruling House to ascend the throne as the Deji of Akure Kingdom 100 years after the reign of the Ojijigogun Ruling House.
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“The 45th Deji promulgated and ensured implementation of reasonable market price control during his reign. He also recovered and took possession of Ilula Recreation Centre from a powerful cabal back to Akure Kingdom.
“Oba Adepoju during his reign also provided local security and fair judgement was the order of the day.
“Shortly before he passed on, he predicted that Akure shall be great specifically that an Akure son would lead Nigeria as President.
“Finally he urged the good people of Akure Kingdom to always live in oneness and peace.”
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Azike's body was found at the community market square on Friday morning, December 10. It was gathered that the monarch was killed after he was abducted on Thursday, December 9.
A source who spoke anonymously told the publication that four people were shot dead on Thursday after the monarch was kidnapped.
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He was said to be travelling in his Toyota Corolla to Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area, close to Akure, the state capital, where his parish is located.