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[OBITUARIES] #RIP: OBA SONARIWO AKARIGBO OF REMOLAND IS DEAD. READ:

The foremost Yoruba traditional ruler who was until his rumoured death the Chairman of Ogun State Council of Obas died at the age of 90.

It was gathered that the monarch passed on after he had travelled out of the country to the United Kingdom for medical check-up.

“Unfortunately, he did not make it back,” a source said.

On Sunday, another source said: “He died Saturday evening in UK where he was flown to since July 17, this month, after a brief illness. He joined his ancestors in the presence of his Olori, Abosede, who accompanied him on the medical trip.”

Ola Sonariwo was born in Ita Eleye in Lagos State in 1936.

He attended St. John School, Aroloya, Lagos from 1941 to 1949.

He also attended Methodist Boys High School from 1950 till 1955.

He then went on to become an Accountant.

His dad died in 1942 when he was six years old, while his mother passed on earlier.

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