Breaking: Olowo of Owo Dies at 77

Written by Gloria Irabor

The Olowo of Owo, Oba Olateru-Olagbegi, has passed on at the age of 77.

The monarch who was the eldest son of the late Sir Titus Olateru-Olagbegi was crowned in 1999 by the Owo kingmakers but was given the staff of office by the late governor Olusegun Agagu in December 11, 2003.

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He was a lawyer and received his first degree in law from London, UK and attended Nigeria Law school, in 1968 before practising Law under the tutelage of late Fatai Williams and rose to the peak of his career as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Late Oba Olateru was a lecturer in the Nigerian Law School, where he retired as a reader in 1999 and he was appointed as Chancellor of University of Benin (Nigeria) in 2005 and later University of Abuja.

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Before his demise, he was Chancellor of the University of Jos, Nigeria and was once a chairman of the Ondo State Council of Oba.

He is survived by his Olori Ololade Olateru-Olagbegi, a barrister and law lecturer at Ondo State University, and they are blessed with children.

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Gloria Irabor

I love to be engrossed in a world of creativity and I detest injustice. I can analyse almost anything but most of all I try to get better in everything I do.

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