Osun monarch, Olukoyi, dies | Dailytrust

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.”

 

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
1017257739
Media Trust Ltd


Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Inquiries:
Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410