Lagos first class monarch, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni dies at 76


Lagos first class monarch, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni dies at 76

One of the first class traditional ruler in Lagos State, the Oniba of Iba, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni is dead.

He passed on at aged 76 in his palace on Friday night after a brief illness.

According to reports, Oba Oseni ascended the throne at aged 31 and would have clocked 45 years on the throne by November 2020. He passed on after three days of illness.

One of the wives of the Oba, Olori Alhaja Nofisat Oseni disclosed to newsmen that Oba Oseni was taken to the hospital on Wednesday and brought back home on Friday before he died same day in the evening.

One of the children of the monarch confimed that Oba Oseni has been buried according to Muslim rites on Saturday.

She said: ” There will be Oro festival today (Saturday) and Ajeran Masquerade will come out on Monday.”

Markets and other social activities have been grounded as the sad news spread while residents of Iba expressed shock at the death of their traditional ruler.

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