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  • Updated: April 04, 2023

Oba Ogboni Agbaye Dies In Osun

The Oba Agbaye of Ogboni Aborigines, Oba Adetoyese Olakisan has died in a lone accident.

It was reported that the traditionalist died while chasing the kidnappers of his wives on Monday..

AllNews Nigeria learnt that some men invaded his house at Imesi-Ile, Obokun local government area of Osun State in the early hours of Monday and abducted two of his wives.

The kidnapping was reported to security operatives, who mobilised and started combing forests around the communities to block escape routes the kidnappers may want to use.

Sources in the town also disclosed that both security operatives and local hunters were involved in the operation and suggestions were made to block the Imesi-Ile-Edemosi- Ila area of the forest.

“Oba Olakisan with some other security personnel while travelling on Edemosi–Ila routs, the car, which he drove was involved in an accident.

“The accident was very fatal, hence, the victims were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

“Although, no one wants to talk about it now, it is certain that Oba Olakisan eventually died, along with others due to the accident”, the source said.

The Osun police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola also confirmed the death of the Ogboni leader in the accident.

According to her, the Ogboni leader, the Officer in Charge of Oke-Mesi Police post was in a vehicle with another woman returning from the search of the kidnapped victims.

"About the incident related to Oba Ogboni Agbaye, the man and a policeman who is the OC of Imesi-Ile were in a vehicle with one other woman, while they were returning from a search of those that were kidnapped.

"They had a lone accident. The vehicle veered off the road and rammed into a tree.

“They were all rushed to hospital but they all died. Meanwhile, the Police are still inside the forest to rescue those that were kidnapped," she said.

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