Ogun monarch dies at 61

Ogun monarch dies at 61

A traditional ruler in Ogun State, Agura of Gbaguraland, Abeokuta, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babajide Bakre, Jamolu II has died at the age of 61 years.

A palace source disclosed that Oba Babajide, the 9th monarch of the community who recently celebrated his 61st birthday joined his ancestor on Wednesday 14th June 2023.

A palace Chief who pleaded for anonymity confirmed the passage of Oba Bakre.

Also, the Osi of Egbaland and Balogun of Ibadan Township Gbagura, Abeokuta, confirmed the passage of “His Royal Majesty Oba Dr Saburee Babajide Bakre, Jamolu 11, the Agura of Gbagura

In short notice by Chief Rasaq Adesola Obe, Balogun Ijaye Kukudi Traditional Council of Chiefs and the Administrative Secretary to the Agura Palace said the Osi of Egbaland mandated him to inform Agura Chiefs of the sad incident.

The Egba Economic Summit has, however, sent their condolence message to the entire people of Egbaland, over the passing of the Oba Sabur Babajide Bakre, the Agura of Gbagura land.

This was sent in a statement signed by the President of the summit, Chief Shina Luwoye, and made available to journalists in Abeokuta.

Luwoye, who doubles as the Asiwaju Mayegun of Egbaland, described the late monarch as a unifier and a promoter of peace among all the components of Egbaland and Ogun state in general.

He said Oba Bakre lived a graceful and impactful life, just as described his reign as peaceful.

He then prayed to God for the repose of his soul, adding that the king will greatly be missed by all.

“What a fulfilling, graceful, impactful and peaceful reign it was for our amiable and respected Agura.

“He is loved by everyone; he carried royalty with grace and honour and he united Egbaland and promoted peace among all the components of this great Egba nation and Ogun State in general.

“May he find grace with his creator. We love him, but God loves him more,” the statement read in parts.