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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Owa Obokun is hale and alive! -Chief

Stories afloat indicate that another first class Yoruba monarch, the Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, Osun State, Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran has kicked the bucket.

Contrary to these stories that have gone viral, reliable sources maintained that Owa Obokun of Ijeshaland, His Royal Highness Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran is hale and hearty as he was seen attending to a wedding party over the weekend shortly after his arrival from England.  

One of the chiefs who spoke with E247 Magazine crew, Muyiwa Akinbolagbe said Oba Aromolaran is very much hale and hearty, and that he granted an interview earlier today to dispel the rumours of his death making the rounds. He further stated that the Owa Obokun was at a party this past weekend where he danced and interacted freely with guests.

“We pray for the continuous, peaceful reign of His Majesty,” Chief Akinbolagbe concluded.
**See picture of the Owa Obokun at a party last weekend**
The widely respected King was reportedly died on Monday by an online news portal based in the US. According to the rumoured stories no announcement of the  demise  would be made public until final fulfilment of theo traditional rites.
This is coming just less than 24 hours after a new Ooni of Ife emerged following the death of erstwhile traditional ruler in Osun state, Oba Sijuwade Okunade, who died three months ago.The Owa Obokun-In-Council as well as the Council of Obas and Chiefs in Ijesaland have condemned the rumour going round that the paramount ruler of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran is dead, describing people peddling the rumor as wicked and callous.
This was contained in a release signed by Chief Ayo Agbede, the
Lorunyin of Ilesa, where the Chiefs affirmed that Owa Obokun returned
IMG_0135from London, where he went to grace the occasion of the late Ooni of Ife’s
son’s wedding on Thursday and held an elaborate wedding for his son in
Ibadan over the weekend.
“Initially we thought the rumour would die down naturally like many
before it but when we noticed that the rumour mill haS invaded the
social media,  we had to let the unsuspecting public know the
“It’s quite disappointing when we also read the same false report
in a popular online news website yesterday (Monday) which further
misled the public.
“Kabiyesi was full of life and he danced with several Obas, chiefs and
dignitaries from all walks of life on Saturday at Jogor Centre, Ibadan
on the occasion of his son’ wedding, Prince Adebayo Aromolaran”, the
statement reads.
The Chiefs however, noted that Oba Aromolaran has directed his
counsel,  Fashakin & Associates to institute a legal action against
the online news website, while praying God to give the paramount ruler
more graceful years on the throne of his ancestors.
Meanwhile, the Owa Obokun confirmed hearing the rumours of his transition. “That was why Kabiyesi danced heartily at the wedding to confirm that he is hale and hearty”, a family member confirmed to The Anchor Online.
Prince Adebayo Aromolaran, who got married on Saturday also confirmed that his father is alive and well. He said the rumours should be “disregarded”.
Credit to the reliable news sources :  E247 Magazine and The AnchorOnline.

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