Ogun State Government, on Tuesday, confirmed the passage of the Olowu of Owu, Abeokuta, Oba Adegboyega Olusanya Dosunmu.
State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuwape, announced the passage of the First Class monarch, disclosing that Oba Dosunmu joined his ancestors on Sunday during a brief illness.
According to the commissioner, the late monarch, who was a veteran television producer, ascended the throne of his forebears as the 13th Olowu in 2005 after the demise of his predecessor, Oba Adewale Adisa Odeleye, in 2003.
Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun has expressed shock at the sudden demise of Oba Dosunmu.
The governor, in a condolence message on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin in Abeokuta, described Oba Dosunmu as “a quintessential monarch, a man of peace and a passionate supporter of development.”
Governor Abiodun, while condoling with the monarch’s immediate family and the people of Owu Kingdom, urged them to take solace in the lasting impact Oba Dosunmu had on his domain.
He prayed “God Almighty grants Kabiyesi’s soul eternal repose and the people he left behind the fortitude to bear this loss,” the statement added.