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Obanla Of Ijesaland, High Chief Matthew Oyekanmi Ogedengbe Is Dead

The Obanla of Ilesa and the second in command to the Paramount Ruler of ljesaland, the Owa Obokun, High Chief Matthew Oyekanmi Ogedengbe the fourth is dead.

High Chief Ogedengbe whose sudden death occurred on Monday was born on January 1, 1949.

Confirming his death, the Odole of Ilesa, High Chief Ayinde Jeje described the death of one of the kingmakers of Ijesaland when his service was needed most as a deep sorrow.

High Chief Jeje noted that necessary rites were being made to inform the Owa obokun of Ijesaland about the development officially.

Our correspondent who visited the chieftaincy house of the Obanla reports that the place was under lock and key.

Isaac Haastrup

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