OGSG urges calm as burial rites for Akarigbo begins


There is heavy security presence in the ancient Sagamu in Ogun State on Monday following the demise of the traditional ruler of Remoland, the Akarigbo of Remo, PBA Michael Sonariwo at the weekend.

The Renaissance reports that the Royal father died, at the age of 90 years old in a London hospital on Saturday, after a brief illness.

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The‎ late monarch ascended the throne on July 14, 1990, and was reported to have died in the presence of his wife, Abosede.

“He was flown to the UK for medication on July 17, following a brief illness.

”He joined his ancestors in the presence of his Olori, Abosede, who accompanied him on the medical trip,” a family source in Sagamu said.

The deceased was a reputed philanthropist and a former Chairman of the Ogun State Council of Traditional Rulers.

Family sources say his demise has been communicated to the Ogun State Government while formal announcement would be made later after proper traditional rites must have been carried out.

At the time of filing this report, security has been seriously beefed round the palace to avert the traditional rites.

The traditionalists are set and about to commence the rites which include Oro, Eluku and many others.

The  State Government has been making spirited appeals that the rites be put on hold for at least 24 hours so people can be well informed and also to avoid casualties.

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun has directed that all rites be put on hold until Alayeluwa’s remain is transferred to the country from the U.K.

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