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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Oba Charles Ibitoye, Olomu of Omu-Aran dies at 65

Oba Charles Ibitoye, the Olomu of Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, has died. His demise was confirmed in Omu-Aran on Saturday by Chief Festus Awoniyi, the Petu of Omu-Aran.

Awoniyi broke the news of the monarch’s passage shortly after the meeting of the Olomu-in-Council on Saturday in Omu-Aran.

Oba Ibitoye was reported to have died at the age of 65 years after a brief illness.

According to Awoniyi, a curfew has been imposed from 9.00 p.m and 5.00 a.m with effect from Saturday.

“We just finished our meeting at the palace where the news of Olomu’s demise was officially broken.

“There will be no buying and selling for three consecutive market days and a curfew imposed as a mark honour for the late Olomu,” he said.

Oba Ibitoye, who hailed from Ikoja Compound in the town, is from Ijawusi Ruling House. He ascended the throne in January 1993 after the demise of Oba Suleiman Durotoye Abegunde.


The monarch, who was a retired civil servant with the State Ministry of Finance, is survived by his wife, Olori Omowumi Ibitoye and four children.





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