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Osun monarch, Olukoyi, dies

The Olukoyi of Ikoyiland in Osun State, Oba Yisau Bamitale Oyetunji Otunla, Kodaolu I, has died after a brief illness.

The monarch, who ascended the throne in 1987, reigned for 35 years, with residents of Ikoyi saying his reign was peaceful.

In a statement issued by commissioner for information and civic orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, Gov Adegboyega Oyetola commiserated with the royal family and the people of Ikoyiland.

The statement reads in part: “The government of Osun State wishes to commiserate with the royal family of the Olukoyi of Ikoyiland in Isokan Local Government Area over the demise of Oba Yisau Bamitale Oyetunji Otunla, Kodaolu I, who joined his ancestors on Monday at the age of 75 after a brief illness.

“The 35-year reign of Oba Otunla was notable for utmost commitment and love for his people. He will be greatly missed.

“The government and the good people of Osun pray God grants him eternal rest, and his family and the entire Ikoyi town the fortitude to bear the loss.”


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