The deposed ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Oluwadare Adepoju has joined his ancestors.
He died during a brief illness in Abuja.
A statement by Prince Dapo Adepoju, spokesman for the Adesina Royal Family of the Osupa Ruling House, said the late monarch passed on in the early hours of Thursday after a brief illness.
The statement said: “Oba Oluwadare Adepoju has passed on to the eternal glory this morning, January 27, 2022 during a brief illness.
“He passed on in a private hospital in Abuja early hour of today (Thursday).”
The late Oba Adepoju was deposed by former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko on grounds of misunderstanding between the monarch and his wife.
Before his transition to the eternal glory, the deposed monarch prayed for the peace of Akure Kingdom.
He was from the Osupa Ruling House.