Ogun Monarch, Towulade of Akinale, is Dead

June 20, 2024

The Towulade of Akinale in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye has joined his ancestors.

Aged 79 years, he was a foremost journalist, who had stints with the old Daily Times of Nigeria.

Oba Ogunleye, who retired as general manager, Public Relations of the defunct Nigeria Airways, was first installed as the Baale of Akinale in 2004 by former Governor Gbenga Daniel and was among those elevated to the position of an Oba by the same administration in 2006.

Vanguard reliably gathered that the royal father was indisposed for some time and was taken to St. Thomas Hospital in London, where he died on Wednesday afternoon.

A source close to the late monarch told our correspondent that the royal father, who just completed his PhD programme in law, was warming up for his graduation in few weeks.

The source said, “Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Adewunmi Ogunleye joined his ancestors @79 in a London hospital after a brief illness.

“May the soul of the Kabiyesi rest well and find favour in the bosom of his creator. Amin”.