Breaking News: Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi is dead

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The traditional ruler of Owo kingdom, Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi is dead.

Oba Olateru-Olagbegi died yesterday night at the age of 77 and was the eldest son of the late Sir Titus Olateru-Olagbegi.

The late monarch was installed in 1999 by the Owo kingmakers but was given the staff of office by the late governor Olusegun Agagu on December 11, 2003

He was a lawyer and received his first degree in law from London, UK and attended Nigeria Law school, in 1968 before practising Law under the tutelage of late Fatai Williams and rose to the peak of his career as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was also honoured with the national award of the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR).

He was a lecturer in the Nigerian Law School, where he retired as a reader in 1999 and he was appointed as Chancellor of University of Benin (Nigeria) in 2005 and later University of Abuja.

He is married to Ololade Olateru-Olagbegi, a barrister and law lecturer at Ondo State University, and they are blessed with children.

He was the former chairman of the Ondo State Council of Oba.

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