Ogun monarch, Towulade of Akinale dies at 79

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The Towulade of Akinale in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye has passed on.

He was 79 years old.

The deceased was a foremost journalist who had stints with the old Bellnews of Nigeria.

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

It was gathered that the royal father was indisposed for weeks and was taking to St. Thomas Hospital in London, where he died on Wednesday, June 19.

A source closed to the late monarch said the royal father who just completed his PhD programme in law, was preparing for his graduation in few weeks.

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