The Ogun State Government on Tuesday announced the passage of the Olowu of Owu, Abeokuta, Oba Adegboyega Olusanya Dosunmu.
The passage of the first class monarch was announced by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuwape, who disclosed that Oba Dosunmu joined his ancestors on Sunday during a brief illness.
The Commissioner said the late monarch who was a veteran television producer ascended the throne of his forebears as the 13th Olowu in 2005 after demise Oba Adewale Adisa Odeleye who transited to glory in 2003.
Meanwhile, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, had expressed shock at the transition of Oba Dosunmu.
In a condolence message issued, on behalf of the State Governor, on Tuesday, 14 December, 2021, by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin in Abeokuta, Abiodun described the late traditional ruler as “a quintessential monarch, a man of peace and a passionate supporter of development.”
While condoling with the monarch’s immediate family and the people of Owu, the governor urged them to take solace in the lasting impact he had on his domain.
He prayed that, God Almighty grants Kabiyesi’s soul eternal repose and the people he left behind the fortitude to bear this loss.