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Popular Ondo Monarch Oba Oluwagbemigun Dies At 83



Popular Ondo monarch, the Olujare of Ijare, Oba Adebamigbe Oluwagbemigun, has died at 83, Naija News has learned.

Confirming the sad incident, the Prime Minister of Ijare better known as the Sapetu of Ijarelamd, High Chief Wemimo Olaniran, said the monarch died on Thursday after a brief illness.

Olaniran disclosed that the late traditional ruler assumed the throne in 1996 and the traditional rites have commenced.

The prime minister added that the Salotun of Ijare will now act as the Regent until a new King is installed because Ijare tradition doesn’t support a female monarch.

Meanwhile, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has claimed that over 200 persons have been killed by kidnappers and armed herdsmen in four years in the South West.

He made this known on Thursday during the fourth edition of the Southwest Security Stakeholders Group conference, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Adams also revealed that more than N3 billion has been paid as ransom to kidnappers in the South West in the last four years, adding that the region cannot continue to pay such an amount.

The Yoruba leader added that South West has been ravaged by senseless kidnappings, saying that the spate of insecurity in the country has not spared anyone.

He, however, appealed to the Federal Government to wake up to its responsibilities by protecting lives and properties across the country.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.