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Deposed Deji of Akure, Oba Adepoju dies in Abuja

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Deposed Deji of Akure, Oba Adepoju dies in Abuja

Late Oba Adepoju


The deposed Deji of Akure, Oba Oluwadare Adepoju, is dead. He died on Thursday after a brief illness in a Abuja hospital.

The monarch according to ROYAL NEWS reports, was removed by former Governor Olusegun Mimiko for beating his wife, Olori Bolanle Adepoju,in public.

Checks revealed that after a year and 12 days after his former wife died after a protracted illness in a private hospital in Lagos.

Meanwhile, the spokesman, Adesina Royal Family – Osupa Ruling House, Prince Dapo Adepoju announced the death.

He disclosed that before transition, the deceased monarch prayed for the peace of Akure Kingdom of Ondo.

The late king said God made it possible for him to ascend the throne 100 years after the reign of the Ojijigogun Ruling House.

The statement said the 45th Deji promulgated and ensured the 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 the 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”, it read.

The family added that the departed urged the good people of Akure Kingdom to always live in unity and peace.

Oba Adepoju was deposed by the former Ondo Governor, Olusegun Mimiko after a probe indicted him for assaulting his wife in public.

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