Iralepo’s Demise: Traditional Rites Begin In Isinkan


Funeral rites for the Iralepo of Isinkan Akure, Oba Joseph Olu Ojo, Arulekolasi I, who joined his ancestors on Sunday, 31 January, 2021 have begun.

Oba Olu Ojos body was placed on the throne and his subjects bade him farewell.

The palace was filled to capacity, as the chiefs led others in prostrating before the king like they did before his passage.

The Aro of Isinkan, High Chief James Oluwole Kolawole said shops in the entire community from saint Thomas’s Church, markets around the palace and the popular Isinkan market will be closed for seven days, in line with the tradition.

He said only shops that render essential services would be allowed to open.

There was a lull at Isinkan as Residents wear pensive look, roads blocked and shops already shut in honour of the monarch.

Oba Iralepo, Oba Joseph Olu Ojo was the 37th Iralepo and he was installed on July 3, 1978.

The two Predecessors before him are; Iralepo Onaowuro(1919-1932) and Iralepo Alade Otutubiosun (1932-1976)

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