JUST IN: Onigbeti Of Igbetiland Is Dead, Oyo Commissioner For Environment, Abiodun Mourns

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By Henry Odeh



JUST IN: Onigbeti Of Igbetiland Is Dead, Oyo Commissioner For Environment, Abiodun Mourns




The Onigbeti of Igbetiland, HRM, Oba Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi, The Afasegbejo III, is dead. Sunrisebulletin.com reports.

Details of circumstances surrounding the demise of the reverred monarch who passed on early Sunday morning (today) remains unknown as of press time but sources said the the monarch died at a well advanced age.

Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi reigned successfully for seventeen years before joining his ancestors.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Okunrin jeje Abiodun Oni has mourned the death of the Onigbeti of Igbeti Land.

Reacting to the death of the monarch, Abiodun Oni who is one of the notable sons of Igbetiland in Olorunsogo local government said, “We received with utter shock and sadness the news of the death of HRH, Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi, Afasegbejo III, the Onigbeti of Igbeti Land, after 17 years on the throne.’

According to Oni who expressed deep sadness over the development, the monarch was vast in wealth of knowledge and experience that cut across diverse fields of life which the state was yet to fully explore as it continues to cart a new course for the development of Oyo state.

“Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi’s wealth of experience, his wisdom and the royal candour he exuded was epochal and defining of a King that loved his people.” Oni said.

The Commissioner however, condolled with the late Onigbeti’s immediate and extended families, his friends, associates and subjects, as well as the entire people of Olorunsogo local government on the departure of the monarch.

While he urging that the all sons and daughters of Igbetiland be consoled by the knowledge that the deceased King lived a very fulfilled life, and has left worthy legacies for his successors to build upon.”

He prayed for the royal family and the rest of his subjects for God to grant everyone sons and daughters of Igbetiland the fortitude to bear the passing of the Monarch (ti o wo’aja) who has gone to meet his ancestors and for peace to continue to reign in Igbetiland.

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